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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases of Naphtha

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


Cause: Small drip in piping is leaking Naptha to concrete within the facility.

Followup: No

Notes: A pad was placed underneath the piping until the problem can be corrected.
100.0 pounds

Heat Exchanger
Cause: "Heat exchanger leak at the head and solvent naphtha is leaking. Depressurized to stop it."

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. No information given.

no information given
Cause: Flange leak on pipe with terrible odor.

Followup: No

Notes: Isolated and drained pipe to do needed repairs. No additional information given. LABB only has access to the LDEQ incident report. No RQs exceeded.

Underground Pipe
Cause: LDEQ states that an underground pipe was being excavated for inspection, and powerformer feed, which contains benzene and naphtha were released. Incident location was identified in SPOC report as corner of V and 3rd streets between units.

Followup: No

Notes: BRQ. A hole was dug, and the chemicals were vacuumed out. Soil was also cleaned up. Refinery letter states that "due to prompt incident response no reportable quantities were exceeded."
8.0 gallons