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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #156354
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State Police #14-02313
Accident Date2014-05-28
Report Date 2014-06-03
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
Hydrogen SulfideH-Oil Unit pump 70P-102NONONOBRQ
Sulfur DioxideH-Oil Unit pump 70P-102NOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Instrument Failure

Motiva's H-Oil unit lost indication on pump 70P-102 resulting in a unit cut-back and associated flaring. The incident was initially reported as a potential exceedance of the 500lb RQ for SO2, but subsequent calculations determined that the RQ was not exceeded. Both H2S and SO2 are thought to have escaped during this flare event.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Remediation not addressed. Report indicates that no one was injured or killed and no road closures occurred in connection with the incident.