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|LDEQ Accident Number
|Point Source(s)||Notes||Amount of Release|
|gasket on the isocontainer||Cause: Tank farm operations were in the process of loading an isocontainer with R-410a when the gasket between the flange of the internal valve and the isocontainer tank failed. Operations closed both internal and external valve and attempted to tighten the flange nuts, but were unsuccessful in stopping the leak.|
Notes: The point of the leak was at the gasket upstream of the internal valve and flange to the isocontainer. Operations immediately began to unload the contents of the isocontainer back to the railcar. The release did not result in any fire or explosions, and there were no injuries as a result of the incident. The release exceeded the reportable quantity of 5000 pounds of R-410a. Corrective actions have been initiated to prevent any reoccurence.
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