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Shell Chemical East (26336), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #No LDEQ Number Available
State Police #13-01953
Accident Date2013-05-06
Report Date 2013-05-09
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
Heavy Gas OilFurnace pipingNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On May 6, an employee of the neighboring facility called and reported to Shell that an odor was identified in the area of the north east side of the site around the OL-5 unit area by the fence line roadway. Shell investigated and found a hole in a furnace piping going to the process water drain. Residual cracked heavy gas oil was found in the furnace piping.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Operations personnel pressured out residual oil with steam and odor was eliminated.