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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

Causal Factor: Start Up, Shut Down

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


Cause: There were two simultaneous releases when a pressure relief valve released on startup. Each release lasted 30 seconds.

Followup: No

Notes: To correct the problem the process was adjusted and the steam pressure lowered. Amount of vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, and hyrdogen chloride released is unknown.