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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #87223
State Police #06-02350
Accident Date2006-04-17
Report Date 2006-04-17
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

Accident Classified As: No Information Given

Cause of Problem: Equipment Failure

Someone noticed a temperature change in one of the processes in the plant, which led this person to check a relief valve. The relief valve, which is on top of the #1 Chloroform Storage Condenser, was leaking. Both of the possible chemicals released would have evaporated before they hit the ground. None of the air monitors 15 ft below the condenser went off.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The relief valve reseated after the incident. Honeywell is continuing to investigate what exactly was released. Amount of dichlorotrifluoroethane and chloroform released is unknown.