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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #157166
State Police #14-02911
Accident Date2014-07-01
Report Date 2014-07-03
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur DioxideSulfur Recovery UnitNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

The Sulfur Recovery Unit process was upset. Subsequent downwind readings were executed to measure ambient air , but no values were recorded. Placid calculated the excess emissions that occurred during the #3 Sulfur Plant startup and confirmed they were less than the established reportable quantity.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions