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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #148926
State Police #13-02361
Accident Date2013-05-29
Report Date 2013-06-05
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfuric Acid7 mNo Information GivenNONONO4.5 pounds
Propylene7 mNo Information GivenNONOYES2.4 pounds

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

ExxonMobil Chemical plant identified a hole in a pipe. The product was being released to the pavement and then evaporated to the air. The facility has determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded. The propylene released to soil and air - and was determined to have resulted in offsite impact although no air motioning was conducted by ExxonMobil. There was also an injury reported

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Prompt incident response was implemented to mitigate event duration, and it was determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded.