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|State Police #||12-05126|
|Pollutant||Duration||Point Source||Greenhouse Gas||Criteria Pollutant||Ozone forming chemical||Amount of Release|
|Benzene||11m||Flange in OL-5 Process Unit||NO||NO||YES||BRQ|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||11m||Flange in OL-5 Process Unit||NO||NO||NO||BRQ|
|Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons||11m||Flange in OL-5 Process Unit||NO||NO||YES||BRQ|
Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)
On August 3, 2012 Shell Chemicals OL-5 Process Unit experienced a release of pryolysis pitch from a flange while attempting to prepare a piece of equipment for a maintenance activity.
At the time of the release the flange was immediately closed and preparation of the equipment stopped until a new plan to complete the activity could be developed. The material was cleaned up and properly disposed. The only information given was from Shell Chemical East's Final Release Report.