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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #126249
tate Police #N/A
Accident Date2010-09-09
Report Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
1,3-ButadieneNo Information GivenButadiene Cool Down Line [wharf]NONOYES21.0 pounds

Accident Classified As:

Cause of Problem: Corrosion

Report states that "at 1418 on September 9, 2010, Operations noticed an ice ball on an insulated finished butadiene cool down line. This line transports butadiene to the wharf. Once identified, the line was isolated and then de-pressured to the flare system. The cause of the leak was determined to be due to corrosion under the insulation."

Discharge Preventable - Yes

According to the final release report, the release was preventable.

Notes/Remedial Actions

RQ. Report states that, "On September 10, 2010, a skinner clamp was installed to temporarily stop the leak...clamp was replaced with an engineered box on September 12, 2010. This section of piping will be replaced during the next scheduled BD-5 unit turnaround. The facility failed to have control facilities in place to prevent the release. This is an area of concern with LAC 33:III.905. Control facilities to be installed when feasible."