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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Ammonia

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
98539

2007-08-09
Cooling Tower 1 and 2
Cause: of heat exchanger tubing that releases ammonia into the hot water that goes to the cooling tower

Followup: No

Notes: Leak occurred at York Ammonica System C-52A Condenser at C-4 Recovery Unit. Leaking tubes plugged and all tubes in heat exchanger are Seakaphen coated to resist corrosion. EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.
195.0 pounds
93243

2007-01-12
B-7 Flare
Cause: shut down for planned turnaround of York System and parts of the C-4 Recovery Uni

Followup: No

Notes:
113973

2009-04-06

storm water sewer
Cause: Source of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia odors were detected in the vicinity of the storm water main lateral is under investigation.

Followup: Yes

Notes: Investigation and closure letter are to be delivered by 5-15-09.