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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #159781
State Police #14-04886
Accident Date2014-10-30
Report Date 2014-11-06
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
ChloroethaneNo information givenheat exchangerNONONOBRQ

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

On 10/30/14, ExxonMobil Refinery had a leaking tube on a heat exchanger which caused ethyl chloride to be released to atmosphere. What caused the leak is still under investigation. At the time of the State Police notification, they were working on isolating the exchanger and taking it out of service. After further review, ExxonMobil had determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded during the incident.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions