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Chalmette Refining (1376), Chalmette

Releases of Spent Catalyst

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
112486

2009-02-03
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: Below reportable quantities.
112486

2009-02-03
No Information Given
Cause: No Information Given

Followup: No

Notes: No Information Given
126163

2010-09-06
FCC regenerator flue gas scrubber vent
FLARE: Flare #1
FLARE: Thox stack, Flare # 1 and 2
Cause: Bus bar short to ground due to unsealed air gaps created a voltage dip which resulted in power loss to multiple units which then had to flare. Pressure imbalance in the FCC regenerator resulted in loss of catalyst through the regenerator flue gas scrubber vent. FLARE.

Followup: Yes

Notes: "To reduce the likelihood of recurrence, sealant was installed between the bus bars and supports in PS 7711 and acoustic inspection is being performed at another power station that was designed and installed by the same contractor." Refinery letter states that "there was no emergency condition related to this release and the resulting community exposures would not be expected to have acute or chronic health impacts."
38,000.0 pounds