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ExxonMobil Chemical Plant (286), Baton Rouge

Releases of Tar mixture with sulfuric acid

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

Cause: A railcar was overfilled and 0.67 barrels of a tar mixture with sulfuric acid ran out the top and fell to the ground. Initial correspondence with LDEQ indicates original estimates to be around 3 barrels. No information was provided on how the railcar was overfilled, whether it was caused by human factors or equipment design.

Followup: No

28.1 gallons