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Phillips 66 (2538), Lake Charles

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #108466
State Police #08-05374
Accident Date2008-08-31
Report Date 2008-09-05
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 Dioxide24 h 0 mWest (Excel) Flare, North FlareNOYESNOBRQ

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Weather

Hurricane Gustave - impending landfall of hurricane causes emergency shutdown of multiple process unit

Discharge Preventable - No

Notes/Remedial Actions

Accordint to C-P, All reasonable steps taken to minimize emissions, air pollution control equipment, process equipmt and processes were at all times maintained and operated in a manner consistent with good practices for minimizing emissions. Letter provides rolling emissions rates but not emissons totals. Presumptive total (21324 lbs of SO2 released) calculated here by multiplying emissions rates and incident durations as listed in C-P letter dated 9/5/08. Follow-up letter from C-P indicates thherewas an instrument malfunction causing an incorrect assessment of SO2 emissions. Per this letter, no RQ's were exceede