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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #81422
State Police #05-05638
Accident Date2005-08-18
Report Date 2005-08-25
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
Sulfur DioxideNo Information GivenFLARE (South Flare EP-31)NOYESNO440.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

The incident involved a release of sulfur dioxide due to a shutdown of the South Flare Gas Recovery System for a scheduled relief valve maintenance on a vessel.

Discharge Preventable -

Notes/Remedial Actions

Upon completion of the work, the SFGR system was returned to normal operation and the release ended. Letter stated that there were no excess emissions above permit limits, and no reportable quantities were exceeded. Notification made as a courtesy onl