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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

Releases of Hydrogen Flouride

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


Cause: A small block valve at the refinery's railcar unloading facility was knocked partially open, causing the release. While the operator was retracting the railcar access ramp, the ramp extension handle hit the block valve, knocking it partially open.

Followup: No

Notes: The on-site operator closed the valve. Less than 8.5 pounds of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride was released.