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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #102969
State Police #08-00768
Accident Date2008-02-10
Report Date 2008-02-14
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide144B-5 FlareNOYESNO62,701.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide144D-SRP, A-SRP, C-SRPNONONO2,432.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide144B-7 FlareNOYESYESBRQ
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)144B-9 FlareNONOYESBRQ
Heavy Cycle Oil144B-12 FlareNONONO10,613.0 pounds
Carbon Monoxide144B-6 FlareNOYESNO5,053.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Other

power outage

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Partial power outage: Powerhouse System feeder cable 444-PH-FR13004 faulted in a Y-splice in manhole 26. bad cable resulted in loss of interconnection of Powerhouse generators and Entergy utility power. Caused collapse of electric and steam generation systems. Protective relay miscoordination is another cause. Root Cause Failure Analysis submitted 3/25/2008 indicates that startup of three Sulfur Recovery Units results in large emissions of sulfur dioxide. REMEDIAL ACTIONS: Revise Construction Inspen QA/QC procedure for PILC cable/splice installation to include additional clarification of detail; Repair 444-PH-FR13004 ; Perform a complete reevaluation of of protective relay coordination for all breakers assoc'd with Powerhouse main buses; I