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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #143440
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State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2012-09-29
Report Date 2012-10-15
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
Sulfur Dioxide1h 44mNOYESNO1,075.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Excess gas released to the flare.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

s12-17286 Excess gas was flared, causing a release of sulfur dioxide. Approximately 1075 lbs of S02 was released- excess gas released to flare. No air monitoring was performed by the facility. They claim that everything has been secured. Verbal report only. Unable to find the refinery letter. Even though the facility did not classify the incident as above reportable quantity, the sulfur dioxide release exceeded RQ by 575 lbs. The reportable quantity for Sulfur dioxide is 500 lbs and the facility released 1075 lbs of S02.