Jul 22, 2004:

Sulfur dioxide emissions at Sunoco Refinery still climbing -- up by 88% since 2000

Rachael Belz, Associate Director, Ohio Citizen Action.

OREGON -- New data show that the Sunoco Refinery in Oregon is sending more sulfur dioxide into the air each year -- a jump of 797,880 pounds between 2002 and 2003 alone. This is a whopping 88% increase of sulfur dioxide emissions since 2000, when the figure was 9,563,400 pounds.


2003 Sunoco Refinery Emissions
All figures in pounds
Pollutant 2003 emissions Change from 2002
Particulates
581,220
- 125,880
Sulfur dioxide
18,044,500
+ 797,880
Nitrogen oxide
4,464,240
+ 928,220
Carbon monoxide
2,258,220
+ 151,080
Organic compounds
1,837,680
+ 501,719
Volatile organic compounds
760,140
- 516,040
Particulate matter 10
449,600
- 84,980


The source for all these numbers is the 2003 Title V Fee Report submitted by Sunoco to Toledo Environmental Services.

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