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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #85943
State Police #06-01158
Accident Date2006-02-24
Report Date 2006-03-01
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No Information Provided

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sulfur Dioxide13 hr 48minArea B- South Flare (EP31)NOYESNO5,600.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide13 hr 48minArea B- South Flare (EP31)NONONO61.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide13 hr 48minArea B- South Flare (EP31)NOYESYES1.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Release caused by poor NaHS operation and south flare caustic scrubber startup not completed.

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

South Flare Caustic Scrubber is in full operation. HAZMAT # 06-01158