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Re: Pollution
« Reply #570 on: August 31, 2017, 07:25:14 pm »
Harvey triggered the release of more than a million pounds of toxic pollutants

By Emily Atkin on Aug 30, 2017

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including the number of chemical plants, refineries, and other industrial facilities. So when one of the worst storms in American history hit the heart of Texas’ petrochemical industry, it also triggered one of the biggest mass shutdowns the area has even seen. At least 25 plants have either shut down or experienced production issues due to Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented severe weather and flooding, according to industry publication ICIS. But those closures are not only disrupting markets; they’re also causing enormous releases of toxic pollutants that pose a threat to human health.

Take Chevron Phillips Chemical plant in Sweeny, Texas. When it shut down due to Hurricane Harvey, it released into the atmosphere more than 100,000 pounds of carbon monoxide; 22,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide, 32,000 pounds of ethylene, and 11,000 pounds of propane, according to a report the company submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). A couple thousand pounds of 1,3-butadiene, benzene, and butane were released as well. All of these releases were far more than what was legally allowed.

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http://grist.org/article/harvey-triggered-the-release-of-more-than-a-million-pounds-of-toxic-pollutants/

FILE PHOTO: An oil tank damaged by Hurricane Harvey is seen near Seadrift, Texas, U.S. August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo



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