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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

Releases of Ethylene

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

Valve on Vinyl Chloride Monomer Unit
Cause: There was a gasket leak in the Vinyl Chloride Monomer unit. Ethylene dichloride, hydrogen chloride, and ethylene.

Followup: No

Notes: A clamp was placed on the leak and an emergency team was sent to secure the leak. Fence line monitoring showed no detectable readings.

NT506A tank
Cause: There was a leak on NT506A tank. Readings on the tank were 11 PPM.

Followup: No

Notes: Operators pumped the tank down to secure the incident.