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NPRA: Refinery Report Flawed

9:53 AM MDT | August 6, 2007 | Kara Sissell

An Environmental Integrity Project (EIP; Washington) report listing the ten worst polluters in terms of carcinogenic air pollution says that nine refineries account for more than a third of the sector’s carcinogenic emissions. These refineries account for only 15% of the nation’s refining output, however, the report says. The report cites BP’s Texas City, TX facility, ExxonMobil’s at Baytown, TX, Lyondell-Citgo’s in Houston, and Valero’s in Corpus Christi as among the worst emitters of carcinogens. The report drew criticism...

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