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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #104698
State Police #08-02013
Accident Date2008-04-11
Report Date 2008-04-17
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
Benzene0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONOYES1,490.0 pounds
Toluene0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONONO12,631.0 pounds
Ethylbenzene0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONOYES1,042.0 pounds
n-Hexane0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONONOBRQ
m-Xylene0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONONO2,598.0 pounds
o-Xylene0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONONO1,433.0 pounds
p-Xylene0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONONO1,135.0 pounds
Propane0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONOYESBRQ
Flammable Gas0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONOYES21,275.0 pounds
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)0 h 20 mK-16 AreaNONOYES21,275.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

see notes

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Reformate was released into a pit due to a faulty dresser coupling. The bolts in the coupling released. Dresser coupling replaced with hard piping.