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|Nitrogen||no information given||no information given||NO||NO||NO||BRQ|
|Flammable Gas||no information given||no information given||NO||NO||YES||BRQ|
Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)
Elevated flare was experienced. The facility was performing a shutdown procedure which utilized liquid nitrogen for purging of vapors and reactor cool down. The purged vapors and nitrogen were supplemented with refinery fuel gas in order to ensure combustion at the flare, resulting in a higher than normal flare.
LDEQ received a citizen complaint regarding flaring and an odor at 9:31 pm on 1/15/2012 during which time Valero Refinery experienced an elevated flare. No reportable quantities were exceeded.
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