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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #150804
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State Police #13-03882
Accident Date2013-09-03
Report Date 2013-09-10
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
Seal OilNo Information GivenNo Information GivenNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

On September 3, ExxonMobil Refinery was in the process of prepping equipment. Flared some C4 and C5 for a few minutes. Some seal oil got into the flare system causing a lazy flame. LDEQ report mentions a release of seal oil to the flare stack causing a lazy flame.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Due to prompt incident response to mitigate the event duration, no reportable quantities were exceeded.