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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #78603
State Police #05-02782
Accident Date2005-04-28
Report Date 2005-05-04
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
Chloroform30mYESNONO7.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

While loading chloroform from a rail car to the storage tank, chloroform was released from the storage tank conservation vent into the atmosphere. The relief valve opened because of excess nitrogen being introduced into the tank due to a non-working dip line in a rail car.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The refinery reviewed tank inspection process and replaced the relief valve on the chloroform storage tank vent condenser.