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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #154438
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State Police #14-01092
Accident Date2014-03-11
Report Date 2014-03-18
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
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)5mCoker feed lineNONOYES8,658.0 pounds
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons5mCoker feed lineNONOYES17.0 pounds
Oil5mCoker feed lineNONONO588.0 gallons

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On March 11, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the OSD Feed Sectin experienced an oil spill to soil of approximately 14.0 barrels of coker feed. While the Feed Section operator was performing a routine round, oil was discovered leaking from under the insulation of a Coker Feed line used to transfer material between tanks. The leak occurred on an above ground portion of the line. Once the insulation was removed a ~3.5 inch crack was found in the weld.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Report states that it is "undetermined" whether the release was preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

Spill mitigation steps were put into place and cleanup began within the hour of discovering the leak. This line will remain out of service until permanent repairs are made. Permanent repairs include replacing affected pipe.