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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Nitrous Oxide

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

Flare #2
Cause: Hurricane Ike causes a scaffold to fall and damage a power line. Power outage causes shut down of Crude 1 and Crude 2 Units

Followup: Yes


flare #1
Cause: Compressor inadvertently tripped while executing Emergency Block Valve Prevention Maintenance Program procedure on it--sent material to flare.

Followup: No

Notes: Operations team secured the unit and started up the compressor, full evaluation and troubleshooting will be addressed during next shutdown. Will not perform EBV maintenance program in the meantime.