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Alon Refining (3116), Krotz Springs

Releases of Nitrous Oxide

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
79911

2009-06-17
Crude Flare EIQ Number 8-78
FCC Unit Flare EIQ Number 5-85, FCC Flue Gas Stack Unit EIQ Number 1-85
Cause: Temporary loss of electricity due to stormy weather. Entire refinery shutdown. Subsequent problems restarting boilers resulted in delayed start up.

Followup: No

Notes: Report indicates that the power failure was unforeseen and therefore unpreventable. The 92 hour release was periodic in nature. The units were shut down and power restored.
81.1 pounds
79911

2009-06-17
Crude Flare EIQ Number 8-78
FCC Unit Flare EIQ Number 5-85, FCC Flue Gas Stack Unit EIQ Number 1-85
Cause: Temporary loss of electricity due to stormy weather. Entire refinery shutdown. Subsequent problems restarting boilers resulted in delayed start up.

Followup: No

Notes: Report indicates that the power failure was unforeseen and therefore unpreventable. The 92 hour release was periodic in nature. The units were shut down and power restored.