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Refineries: Top Ten Sources of Carcinogens
The February 8, 2007 report has been revised to reflect that Texas refineries released nearly five times the volume of airborne carcinogens per barrel of oil refined in 2004 as did California refineries (the original report indicated that Texas refineries released two and half times the carcinogens emitted by California refineries on a per barrel basis).
Mar 16, 2007
EIP released a report on February 8, 2007 identifying refineries with the highest emissions of known or suspected carcinogens. The analysis is based on emission reports submitted to the USEPA's Toxics Release Inventory in 2004, the latest year for which such data is publicly available. While overall emissions declined slightly between 1999 and 2004, emissions increased at some refineries owned by companies that have recently reported record profits.