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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

Releases of Oil

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

insulated line
Cause: Experienced a spill from an insulated line. The line has been isolated. Product spilled to the ground

Followup: no

Notes: They isolated the line to stop the leak.

Process gas oil line
Cause: Process gas oil spill occurred when a line was being steamed out. Steam was lined up to the process gas oil line when a gauge glass failed.

Followup: No

Notes: The gage glass failure provided an opening of about 3/4" through which 4188 lbs oil was released to soil.This stream contains approximately 0.28% polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon. The reportable quantities were exceeded for oil to soil and for polynuclear aromatic hydroarbon. The failed gauge glass was isolated to stop the leak. An investigation is being conducted to determine the failure mechanism of the sight glass and appropriate follow up actions to prevent recurrence.
4,188.0 pounds

ethylene unit (EPLA West)
Cause: There was a small flash fire due to an oil leak on the ethylene unit (EPLA West).

Followup: No

Notes: Fire was extinguished by site personnel without incident.