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|LDEQ Accident Number
|Point Source(s)||Notes||Amount of Release|
|No Information Given||Cause: |
Notes: Claims emission was below RQ
|Rhodia barge||Cause: discharge from vessel's drip pan|
Notes: Responsibility of the barge company
|F5 fresh sulfuric acid storage tank in Acid Plant||Cause: leak on a 3 inch discharge line that comes off 12 inch tank sump|
Followup: No Information Provided
Notes: An existing leak that had neem previously clamped migrated past the sealing surface of the clamp. The geometry of the clamp and the sump are such that the inspectino dept. could not monitro metal thickness or metal loss under the clamp. F5 Sumps are being upgraded to stainless steel
|Alkylation Unit||Cause: |
Notes: A bleeder valve break at the Alkylation Unit caused emission.
|C-Dock||Cause: malfunction of automatic sump level indicator gauge results in sump overflow|
Notes: Sump level indicators repaired
|Acid tank||Cause: While a contractor was filling an acid tank in the powerhouse area he spilled 96 gallons (1433 lbs) of sulfuric acid.|
Notes: Spill was contained. Reviewing the procedures used by the contractor.
|Transfer line nar the C Dock area||Cause: Refinery letter states that "during transfer operations near C-Dock, a leak was discoverd in the transfer pipe. The leak resulted in the release of Sulfuric Acid to the ground. The leak was due to a hole in the transfer pope."
OFF-SITE IMPACT: LDEQ & State Police reports state that some of the acid lead to the 004 outfall and were released into the Calcasieu River. Refinery letter states that there were no off-site impacts.|
Notes: RQ. Reportable quantities were exceeded during this incident. LDEQ report states that "the Sulfuric Acid transfer was shut down and emergency response personnel began containment and cleanup efforts. The transfer pipe was repaired to prevent reoccurrence. Soda ash was applied to the affected area to neutralize the acid." Sulfuric Acid is extremely hazardous.