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Placid Refining (2366), Port Allen

Causal Factor: No Information Given

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No Information Given

EQT025(1-77) Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit Catalyst Regenerator
Cause: xxxxxxxx

Followup: No

Notes: Placid is continuing its investigation into the preventability of the possible excess emissions. Report states see attached online copy report- however this is not included in the file.
Sulfur Dioxide: 36.0 pounds

Cause: no information given

Followup: No

Notes: Due to the FCC unit being down the Hydroheater had to shut down which caused flaring during start up.


No Information Given
Cause: xxxxxxxx

Followup: No

Notes: Hydrocarbon contamination to soil. Majority of material removed from soil and will be disposed of in accordance with applicable regulations.


Boiler water system
Cause: xxxxxxxx

Followup: No

Notes: Boiler water system was isolated from the river and source is being investigated and will be repaired.


Process Unit
Cause: LDEQ states that a loss of hydrogen caused the shutdown of several process units. Sulfur dioxide was re-routed to the incinerator.

Followup: No

Notes: No Information given. As of June 2011 incident is still classified as "open" by LDEQ. LDEQ report only. No refinery letter.

No LDEQ Reported

Cause: The sheen did not emanate from Placid facilities. This is just a courtesy notification to the National Response Center, U.S. Coast Guard, & LDEQ/LSP.

Followup: No

Notes: On November 9, 2012, Placid Refining Company LLC (Placid) employees noticed a visible sheen on the Mississippi River near Placid's North doc; at mile 231.8, right descending bank. Placid personnel conducted an exhaustive review of all Placid dock facilities and found no evidence of any spill or leaks. Placid also took the precaution of activating its primary OSRO to assist in the investigation. The OSROs response was timely and all equipment was operational.


Cause: Placid experienced a small pump seal fire in Placid's Vacuum unit that was quickly extinguished. The affected unit was being taken offline to check the mechanical and electrical integrity of the unit. The unit was brought back online on October 21, 2012.

Followup: No



FCC Unit
Cause: Placid reported a shutdown of the FCC Unit which was causing heavy flaring at the refinery. It was reported that there was a potential to exceed the reportable quantity (RQ) for sulfur dioxide. The release from this incident did not result in the exceedance of any reportable quantities.

Followup: No

Notes: No remedial actions