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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77594
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State Police #05-01731
Accident Date2005-03-15
Report Date 2005-03-22
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
ChloroformTransfer hoseYESNONO1,253.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

An operator who was unloading a chloroform railcar notices a leaking hose. The leak had started between the hours of 3:15 am, when the unloading began, and 6:45 am, when the leak was stopped. The cause of the leak was a gasket failure on the transfer hose.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Prior to unloading the railcar, the operator checked the hoses and found no leaks. Once the leak was discovered, the chloroform transfer was terminated to stop the leakage from the hose. The facility's emergency response team isolated the leak and cleaned up the area. The waste material was placed in an approved DOT container. The facility stated in its letter that it plans to conduct a detailed analysis of the gasket, the unloading operation, and others.