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Shell Chemical East (26336), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #148040
PDF AvailablePDF
State Police #13-01556
Accident Date2013-04-11
Report Date 2013-04-18
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
PropyleneNIGGO-1 Elevated Flare (EPN 1-90)NONOYESBRQ
EthyleneNIGGO-1 Elevated Flare (EPN 1-90)NONOYESBRQ
Carbon MonoxideNIGGO-1 Elevated Flare (EPN 1-90)NOYESNOBRQ
Sulfur DioxideNIGGO-1 Elevated Flare (EPN 1-90)NOYESNOBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)NIGGO-1 Elevated Flare (EPN 1-90)NONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

On April 11, 2013 Shell Chemical's GO-1 Process Unit flared at the GO-1 Elevated Flare. The flaring was a result of a restart of the import dry gas from a supplier. GO-1 operations has to flare the import dry gas until it can be confirmed that it meets the specifications for feed to the GO-1 Process Unit.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Carbon monoxide, ethylene, propylene, sulfur dioxide, and volatile organic compounds were released from flaring at the GO-1 Elevated Flare (EPN 1-90). Investigation and calculations confirm that no reportable quantities or maximum permit limits were exceeded. No duration or additional information was provided.