BASF files emissions report after BD leak, unit shutdown

26 November 2012 19:24  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF officials were not available for comment on Monday regarding the shutdown of a butadiene (BD) unit, because of a leak, at the company's Port Arthur, Texas, facility.

Emissions caused by the leak were routed to the flare stack, according to a report filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The event lasted 24 hours, starting at 11:00 hours local time on 20 November, the TCEQ report said.

BASF uses BD in the production of nylon 6.

By: Wesley Busch
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