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Phillips 66 (2418), Belle Chasse

Releases of Asbestos

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Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
No LDEQ Reported

412-A-FF, 308W-FF
Cause: Hurricane Katrina caused flooding to the electrical system rendering it useless disallowing it regulate the Propane Sphere Compressor System. Causing the pressure in the tanks to reach unstable highs. To remedy the problem the propane from one propane sphere to the other (T-550 to T-551) releasing all the propane vapor from T-550 to be released.

Followup: Yes, follow up on hurrican plan.

Notes: To preven sphere's PSV's from relieving to atmosphere-- both spheres are manually vented to keep pressure below PSV relief setting. Initial assessment is the propane pressure control may not be functinal for 30-60 days. Propane sphere pressure control venting was greatly reduced when one of the refinery's steam generating units was re-lit.
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