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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #145281
State Police #12-20596
Accident Date2012-12-12
Report Date 2013-02-06
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Two steam vents were opened to the atmosphere during the first week of the month. On December 11, 2012, there was a release of steam from the North Flare.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Citizen complaining of multiple days of flaring and different disturbing noises emanating from Valero refinery throughout December, 2012.