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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

Releases of Steam

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

E-200 Exchanger
Cause: E-200 exchanger had a leak.

Followup: No

Notes: Originally thought Benzene was released from exchanger. Later reports indicate that only steam was released and no benzene. They tightened the head in order to stop the release.


Followup: No

Notes: An individual was preparing to change a filter. For some reason a steam of steam, water and benzene was released. All stream was blocked in. The area is isolated and they are beginning to clean up. They said they may call back with the amount of the release.