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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #146606
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State Police #13-00632
Accident Date2013-02-11
Report Date 2013-02-19
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
Tar mixture with sulfuric acid5mrailcarNONONO28.1 gallons

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

A railcar was overfilled and 0.67 barrels of a tar mixture with sulfuric acid ran out the top and fell to the ground. Initial correspondence with LDEQ indicates original estimates to be around 3 barrels. No information was provided on how the railcar was overfilled, whether it was caused by human factors or equipment design.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions