Sunoco Toledo Refinery
Oct 13:  Activists open environmental-justice campaign

Lois GibbsCOLUMBUS -- "Ms. Gibbs said the best example of an environmental justice issue in northwest Ohio is the negotiations for more pollution controls at the Sunoco Inc. refinery on the Toledo-Oregon border. Some 57,000 people live within a three-mile radius, many in low-income neighborhoods," Tom Henry, Toledo Blade.

COLUMBUS -- Pollution woes of poor, minorities spurs group, T.C. Brown, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Oct 3:  Sunoco gets OK for $200 million project

OREGON -- "Sunoco Inc. received state environmental permits yesterday that allow $200 million worth of work at its refinery along the East Toledo-Oregon border. Olivia Summons, Sunoco spokesman, said the Philadelphia-based company was pleased by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's decision to issue a permit for installing more pollution controls and expanding the refinery. The tighter controls stem from an agreement Sunoco reached with the U.S. Department of Justice in June, 2005, to settle Clean Air Act violations dating to 1998 at the company's four refineries," Toledo Blade.>
Aug 28:  Forum to address 2nd part of Sunoco refinery upgrade

OREGON -- "The new goal is to have changes enacted by mid-2008, 18 months ahead of Sunoco's earlier projected timetable of Dec. 31, 2009. Ohio Citizen Action, the Eastside-Oregon Environmental Group, the National Refinery Reform Campaign in San Francisco, and the Environmental Integrity Project in Washington had asked the Justice Department for a more aggressive timetable. Olivia Summons, Sunoco spokesman, said the company is committed to being a good neighbor. The combined $200 million investment will provide more job security and energy, she said," Tom Henry, Toledo Blade.

Jan 5, 2006: Refinery halts work over level of benzene

OREGON -- "For the second time in eight days, unexpected benzene contamination has halted work on the $100 million hydrogen production complex that BOC Group Inc. is having built at the Sunoco Inc. refinery. About 200 construction workers were sent home Tuesday morning because tests showed benzene levels were above the government's safety threshold of 1 part per million again, Kristina Schurr, BOC spokesman, said. She said she was not sure how high the cancer-causing levels of benzene had risen," Toledo Blade.

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