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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #148156
State Police #13-01661
Accident Date2013-04-16
Report Date 2013-04-23
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
Hydrofluoric AcidNIGAlkylation UnitNONONOBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)NIGAlkylation UnitNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

A hydrofluoric acid leak at a flange on the alkylation unit was discovered during start up on April 16, 2013 at approximately 12:45 hours.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

A clamp isolated the leak on the evening of April 17, 2013. The initial report estimated 26 pounds of flammable gas was released along with less than 1 pound of hydrogen fluoride. The refinery letter states that no reportable quantities were exceeded during this event.