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ExxonMobil Refinery (2638), Baton Rouge

Releases of Silica Alumina

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

wet gas scrubber purge line
Cause: purge line leak

Followup: No

Notes: It was determined that 65 gallons or 543 pounds of Wet Gas Scrubber Purge was released to the soil (which contained the 4 pounds of silica-alumina catalyst fines, 5 pounds of sulfites, and less than 0.1 pounds of ammonia; contaminated soil removed and remediated; approximately 12,000 pounds of soil were removed and sent to our SABRE Unit for recycling; this spill was reported as a result f an abundance of caution because a similar spill earlier in the week was reportable for 1000 pounds of a ld with an MSDS being released offsite- it was later determined that this spill was much smaller than the earlier reported incide
4.0 pounds