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Shell Chemical East (26336), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #155756
State Police #14-01983
Accident Date2014-05-06
Report Date 2014-05-13
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
Propane2d 10mC3 Spliiter ColumnNONOYESBRQ
n-Butane2d 10mC3 Spliiter ColumnNONONOBRQ
Isobutane2d 10mC3 Spliiter ColumnNONOYESBRQ
Isobutylene2d 10mC3 Spliiter ColumnNONOYESBRQ
Butene2d 10mC3 Spliiter ColumnNONOYESBRQ
Propylene2d 10mC3 Spliiter ColumnNONOYESBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

On 5/6/2014, Shell Chemical's GO1 Unit flared process gas at the GO1 Elevated Flare to repair an unexpected leak on a transmitter line at the C3 Splitter Column. To safely complete this repair the C3 Splitter Column was shut down and decontaminated, resulting in the flaring.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

No Information Given