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|Sulfur Dioxide||NIG||Tail Gas Treater Unit||NO||YES||NO||BRQ|
Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)
On March 7, 2013, Motiva Enterprises, LLC Convent Refinery (Motiva) reported a potential sulfur dioxide release which occurred at the facility due to an operational upset on Motiva's Tail Gas Treatment Unit No.5 (TGTU-5). The incident was initially reported as a potential exceedance of the 500 pound reportable quantity for sulfur dioxide. However, after further calculation, the total sulfur dioixde emissions from this incident were not above the RQ. A LADEQ report records that the sulfur dioxide released from the tail gas treater unit was due to an operational upset.