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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

Releases of Biphenyl

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
114289

2009-04-20
furnace
Cause: Smoky furnace.

Followup: No

Notes: Smoky furnace and may contain biphenyl. May have had to shut it down. No RQs were exceeded.
147797

2013-04-02

seal on unit pump, EFP-60A
Cause: On April 2, 2013 the Neo Acids unit pump, EFP-60A, seal developed a leak releasing approximately 50 gallons of therminol to the sewer. Of which approximately 110 pounds were biphenyl.

Followup: No

Notes: All of the material released remained in the liquid phase and no evaporation of the material occurred. After further evaluation, it was determined that no reportable quantities were exceeded.
110.0 pounds