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Honeywell (289, 183605), Baton Rouge

Releases of Oxalic Acid

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

spent Sulfuric Acid Tank
Cause: An internal chemical reaction occured due to a nitrogen purge being cut off to the tank. The nitrogen purge is utilized for level indication. It is believed that G-1113 reacted with Oxygen to build up in the tank causing an internal chemical reaction leading to the release of HCL, HF, and Oxalic Acid.

Followup: No

Notes: The area around the tank was barricaded and the #7 mitigation tower was activated as a precautionary measure to reduce the tank temperature. Black smoke was being released from the spent sulfuric acid pump down tank.
11.5 pounds