Wednesday, February 8, 2012
sulfur dioxide levels make resident sick
Incident 135699 EDMS document 8267114 Pages 36 and 37.
Yet, the DEQ inspection states both nearby industries, Rain CII Carbon and ExxonMobil Chalmette refinery, were operating within air permit limits (which is mostly likely true AND those permit limits should be lowered). However, the DEQ inspection does not include information from the plant operating logs to see what units were operating at that time. Were any operations bypassing pollution controls, even if within the permit limits? Were there malfunctions? What part of the processes is causing this?
We cannot solve this public health problem caused by the sulfur dixoide levels in Chalmette until the source is identified. Sulfur Dioxide levels continue to exceed the health standards, as shown in Air Quality readings In January 2012 from St. Bernard Parishes three air monitors .
Rain CII Carbon is a petroleum coke plant located adjacent to the Chalmette Vista neighborhood and in between the National Historical Park at Chalmette (Battle of New Orleans 1814) and ExxonMobil's Chalmette refinery. Rain CII operates on a variance which allows operational bypasses up to 500 hours annually. Rain CII recently applied for an additonal 350 hours bypass time to accomodate repairs and maintenance. The additional particulate matter discharges are estimated at 4.64 tons PM10.
- ► 2016 (54)
- ► 2015 (25)
- ► 2014 (33)
- ► 2013 (63)
- Quality of Life
- Mid February Air Quality
- land use plan
- sulfur dioxide levels make resident sick
- enough is enough
- Marsh Fire Effect on Air Quality
- St. Bernard's air quality report January 2012
- sulfur dioxide exceedance in December 2011
- St. Bernard's air quality reports
- clean air force
- hydrogen sulfide exposure
- ▼ February (11)
- ► 2011 (103)
- ► 2010 (114)
- ► 2009 (63)
- ► 2008 (71)