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Valero (1238), Meraux

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #152726
State Police #13-36119
Accident Date2013-12-05
Report Date 2013-12-11
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
PropaneNo information givenSouth flareNONOYESBRQ
ButaneNo information givenSouth flareNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: No Information Given

Startup of the alky unit and depropanizer were the source of increase flaring. Propane and butane were being flared during the startup.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

The event will be reported in the semi-annual Title V deviation report. Reportable quantities were not exceeded during the start up. Note: A citizen complain initiated this incident report. The caller reported large flaring, noise, and vibrations at her home.