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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #78980
State Police #05-03093
Accident Date2005-05-11
Report Date 2005-05-17
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
Carbon Monoxide4 daysK3304NOYESNO388.0 pounds
Hydrocarbon4 daysK3304NONOYES251.0 pounds
Hydrogen Sulfide4 daysK3304NONONO 
Nitric Oxide4 daysK3304NOYESNO64.0 pounds
Particulate Matter 104 daysK3304NOYESNO16.0 pounds
Sulfur Dioxide4 daysK3304NOYESNO31.0 pounds

Accident Classified As: Reportable Quantity

Cause of Problem: Maintenance/Procedures

Leak on the Hydrodesulphurization (HDS) Unit Off0gas Compressor K-3304

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Sweet streams (lower Sulfur content) were routed to the flare to minimize sour gas flaring. Process unit output was adjusted in order to minimize the total amount of waste gas being sent to the flare. No mention of pollutant other than Nitric Oxide in official report, but attached Summary of Emissions lists multiple pollutants.