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Valero (26003), Norco

Releases of Total Organic Carbon

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

Flare 1 and 2
Cause: High temperature sulfide corrosion caused a pipe in vacuum tower bottom service to fail. The leak combusted, process units were upset, and ultimately shut down. Shutdown caused emission from flare.

Followup: Yes

Notes: After the fire was discovered, crude/vacuum/coker processes were suhut down and the units were depressurized to flare.
1,084.0 pounds