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Nearly 93,000 Tons of Pollution Released From Upsets and "Emission Events" at Natural Gas and Petrochemical Plants in Texas

July 18, 2012

Natural gas plants, refineries, and chemical manufacturers in Texas reported releasing nearly 100,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and volatile organic compounds between 2009 and 2011, during malfunctions, startups, shutdowns, and maintenance.  EIP’s report identifies the largest emitters, and explains why reported releases are only the tip of the iceberg.

 

For the Emission Events Report, click here.

For the Emission Events Report Appendix, click here.

For link the to raw data click here.  The highlighted columns were added by EIP for analysis.

For the press release, click here.

For the link to the teleconference, click here.