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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

Releases in 2005

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source/Release CauseNotes

Point Source(s):
Incinerator A (Emission Pt. No. 203) and Incinerator B (Emission Pt. No. 204)

Vinyl Chloride - 2 pounds
Cause of Problem: Process Upset

Wastewater pump discharge was intermittently backing into caustic scrubber recirculation lines as a result of differential pressure.
A skillet blind was inserted in the line near the suspected leaking valve to Incinerator B to protect against potential leak. The applicable pump-down procedure was modified/improved. A check valve was installed in the affected level control blowdown line to prevent liquid backup. The refinery submitted and received a revised permit for the affected sources, which it says better accounts for hourly maximum emission rates, on August 11, 2006. LABB's file only contains the letter dated 11/7/2006 and no LDEQ report, SPOC report, etc.

Point Source(s):
Crude ethylene dichloride line

Ethylene dichloride - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

A leak developed in an eight-inch crude ethylene dichloride line.
The line was valved out and taken out of service. It was estimated that less than five pounds of Ethylene Dichloride was released to the atmosphere.

Point Source(s):

Vinyl Chloride - BRQ
Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

There was a pinhole leak from a valve on NC-201B (Quench Column).
The release was below reportable quantity.

Point Source(s):
no information given

Vinyl Chloride - BRQ
Cause of Problem: No Information Given

The release was below the permitted limit for that source, and therefore, the reportable quantity for vinyl chloride was not exceeded.