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CITGO Petroleum (1250), Lake Charles

Releases of Smoke

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

A Topper Unit B-4 Heater
Cause: the starter breaker had a bad trip unit at the electrical substation which resulted in the furnace fan tripping which resulted in the heater smoking.

Followup: No Information Provided

Notes: To alleviate the smoking, rates to the furnace were reduced. BRQ according to follow up repor

B-700 Combustor at the Waste Water Treatment Plant
Cause: @ B-700 Combustor causes fire

Followup: No

Notes: Flaring catches grass and a truck on fire. DEQ on 11/27/2007 defers incident until futher investigation can be completed.

PFU flaring
Cause: "mechanical failure of a release valve or process safety valve"

Followup: No

Notes: no information given