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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

Causal Factor: Piping or Tubing

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

Cause: A hole in the line caused about 100-200 lb dichlorodifluoroethylene.

Followup: No

Notes: Line had been blocked in. About 100-200 pounds of dichlorodifluoroethylene was released.
Dichlorodifluoroethylene: 100.0 pounds

Brine Hold Tank
Cause: Tubing came apart while transferring G-123 from a drum to the Brine Hole Tanks. Tank began to release G-123 to the area below.

Followup: No

Notes: Employee found the material overflowing and closed the valve under the tank. Absorbent was placed around the sump to absorb additional G-123 from entering into the freshwater outfall. The diversion gate at Outfall 003 was closed to divert water to the Plant's ETF system for treatment. Approximately 4642 pounds were released from the tank. Approximately 2190 pounds were released to the atmosphere with the remaining being diverted to the Plant's ETF for treatment.
1,1-Dichloro-2,2,2-Trifluorethane (G-123): 4,642.0 pounds

piping on No. 46 G-113 crude tank
Cause: A leak was discovered from a section of piping located at the bottom of the No. 46 113 crude tank. Release was caused by a small hole that had developed on a flange of the storage tank.

Followup: No

Notes: Release was secured within 30 minutes by installing a clamp on the section of the piping.
Dichlorotetrafluoroethane: 341.0 
1,1-Dichloro-2,2,2-Trifluorethane (G-123): 1,343.0 pounds