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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #82367
State Police #05-06567
Accident Date2005-09-21
Report Date 2005-10-14
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 Dioxide30 hrs 25 mFLARE (North Flare EP-64)NOYESNO3,400.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

release occurred due to shutdown of the refinery in preparation for Hurricane Rita.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

In addition to the flaring from the North flare, there was possible visible flaring from the South and West Flares, however no excess emissions were noted from the South or West Flares. Refinery indicated that their hurricane shutdown plan will be upda