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|LDEQ Accident Number
|Amount of Release
|gasket on flange on exchanger
|Cause: A leaking gasket on a flange on an exchanger is releasing butene
Notes: At time of report: They have a potential to exceed the RQ of 1000 pounds of flammable gas in the next 12 to 14 hours. Delay in notification because they hadn't exceeded RQ. They had made an attempt to repair the leak, which failed. They are getting ready to make another attempt. Amount of Butene released is unknown.
|Pipe on valve stem
|Cause: Packing leak on a valve stem which has a hand wheel was the source.
Notes: They were trying to stop the leak by repacking the valve. Written report was received by LDEQ but was not included in this report. Report stated that no RQs were exceeded.