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Formosa Plastics (288), Baton Rouge

Releases of 1,2-Dichloroethane-D4

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

NE301C exchanger
Cause: EDC leak from NE301C exchanger. The process water goes to a cooling tower where it is vaporized into the air.

Followup: No

Notes: There were no readings from the fence line monitoring. According to the notification, the release was associated with a permitted emission source and therefore, "not reportable". No end date or completion of repairs was projected or estimated.

Valve on Vinyl Chloride Monomer Unit
Cause: There was a gasket leak in the Vinyl Chloride Monomer unit. Ethylene dichloride, hydrogen chloride, and ethylene.

Followup: No

Notes: A clamp was placed on the leak and an emergency team was sent to secure the leak. Fence line monitoring showed no detectable readings.