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LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #149751
State Police #13-03170
Accident Date2013-07-18
Report Date 2013-07-25
Follow-up Date 2013-08-27
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
1,3-Butadiene5d 30mNo Information GivenNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On July 18, operations personnel in Logistics discovered a temporary clamp on a 1,3 Butadiene line was leaking.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Immediately after discovery, maintenance began repairs. This incident is linked to a complaint regarding excessive flaring investigated by LDEQ. The follow up report states that no reportable quantities were exceeded, and no additional information was provided.