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Shell Chemical East (26336), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #145259
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State Police #12-07772
Accident Date2012-12-09
Report Date 2012-12-13
Follow-up Date 2012-12-20
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Benzene7mPump 5016BNONOYESBRQ
Butadiene7mPump 5016BNONOYESBRQ
Ethylene7mPump 5016BNONOYESBRQ
Hexane7mPump 5016BNONONOBRQ
Pentane7mPump 5016BNONOYESBRQ
Toluene7mPump 5016BNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On 12/9/12, Shell Chemical OL-5 operations discovered a pressure gauge on the piping of Pump 5016B in the OL-5 Process Unit leaking hydrocarbon. Operations personnel immediately isolated the pressure gauge to stop the leak.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operations personnel immediately isolated the pressure gauge to stop the leak. Operations also isolated the storm drain to contain the spilled material. A pumper truck was called to remove the liquid. The pressure gauge was replaced before the pump was returned to service. No materials were released above the RQ.