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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #146054
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State Police #13-00218
Accident Date2013-01-15
Report Date 2013-01-22
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
EthyleneNONOYES43.4 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Seal or Gasket

Release occurred due to failure of a control valve for a splitter tower in the Ethylene Purification Louisiana South Unit (EPLA).

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Valve was in the process of being repaired. Feed to the unit was cut to reduce material going to the flare while air monitoring was conducted around the perimeter of the facility.