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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #91237
State Police #06-06318
Accident Date2006-10-09
Report Date 2006-10-16
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 Dioxide3hr 30minArea A-North Flare (EP-64)NOYESNO861.0 pounds
Nitrogen Oxide3hr 30minArea A-North Flare (EP-64)NOYESYES3.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

A relief valve on the stripper is the 6HDS lifted due to a process upset caused by a hydrogen compressor shutdown & consequent unit upset.

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

A management environmental review will develop a plan to identify leaking RVs and troubleshoot the flare system during relied events/upsets so that future releases do not exceed permit limits. HAZMAT#0606318