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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #104365
State Police #08-01775
Accident Date2008-03-30
Report Date 2008-04-04
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 Dioxide7 h 17 mNorth FlareNOYESNO1,406.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Start Up, Shut Down

release occurred during #3 CTU start

Discharge Preventable - Yes

Notes/Remedial Actions

Steaming the unit out slower would have reduced the environmental impact. DEQ report indicates that steaming the unit out slower would not have made a difference