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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases of Methyl Ethyl Ketone

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

atmospheric safety valve release
Cause: Barge worker did not reopen vapor outlet and overpressure began

Followup: Yes

Notes: Exxon Mobile reported that since this incident was the cause of a barge worker that it is the responsibility of Kirby barge to submit a follow up report with details and release quantities.

unspecified 3" line
Cause: According to the LDEQ incident report, a leak under insulation on a 3" line released MEK and methyl isobutyl ketone.

Followup: No

Notes: Trying to strip the insulation to find the source. Release is BRQ.

Atmospheric release
Cause: STORMS-Hurricane Gustav

Followup: No

Notes: no information given
22,698.0 pounds

No information given
Cause: ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery provided a written notification to the LDEQ about a release that occurred at the facility on October 30, 2011. Approximately 24 pounds of Methyl Ethyl Ketone and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone were release.

Followup: No

Notes: No information given. 24 pounds approximately released. Approximately 12 pounds of each was assumed from broad description for numerical accounting. LABB does not have access to the LDEQ incident report.
12.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

No information given
Cause: There is no information given regarding the cause of the release of MEK/MIBK and waxy feed.

Followup: No

Notes: There is no information regarding cause or remedial actions. LABB does not have access to the LDEQ report and this incident was not processed by SPOC. Approximately 4 gallons of MEK/MIBK solvent and 6 gallons of waxy feed were released.
2.0 gallons

No information given
Cause: Release of methyl ethyl ketone, Methyl isobutyl ketone, flammable vapor and volatile organic compounds. No information about accident cause provided.

Followup: No

198.0 pounds

No information given
Cause: Release of flammable vapor, methyl ethyl ketone and Methyl isobutyl ketone at ExxonMobil on October 2. No other information given about cause of accident.

Followup: No

328.0 pounds