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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #98865
State Police #07-04945
Accident Date2007-08-23
Report Date 2007-08-29
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
Naphthenic Crude0 h 5 mTank 145NONOYES22,971.0 pounds
Flammable Gas0 h 5 mTank 145NONOYES5,289.0 pounds
Benzene0 h 5 mTank 145NONOYES20.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

See notes

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Check valve stuck open at the A Reformer charge pump causes reverse flow of hydrogen into tank causing it to upset.