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Worker Group Alleges Unsafe Chemical Releases at Minnesota Refinery: Reuters

Inadequate safety standards at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery in Minnesota have caused avoidable hydrocarbon and chemical releases that pose a threat to the community, a local worker advocacy group said in a report on Sunday, as a lockout …

Virgin Island Officials Investigating St. Croix Refinery Emissions

A “noxious” gaseous smell coming from St. Croix’s recently reopened refinery that caused schools to close was caused by excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide, U.S. Virgin Islands officials said on Friday. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is …

Cancer-Causing Benzene Emissions at 10 Refineries Exceed EPA Limits: Watchdog

Ten U.S. oil refineries, including six in Texas, released the cancer-causing chemical benzene in concentrations that exceeded federal limits last year, according to government data published by the green group Environmental Integrity Project on Thursday. The study is based on …