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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

Causal Factor: Weather

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

Outfall 001
Cause: Stormwater removed during Hurricane Rita fromt the containment area to prevent equipment damage was processed for discharge through OF 001. During the discharge, a by-pass valve failure allowed the discharge of some untreated wastewater containing chloroform. Post incident inspection found that the by-pass valve could not be completely closed even though all of the valve's external position markers indicated it was in a fully closed position.

Followup: No

Notes: The valve was replaced, and a blind was inserted in the line to prevent any further leakage.
Chloroform: 5.2 pounds