We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Phillips 66 Fined $230K For SF Bay Air Violations

Nati Harnik / AP
 

Nati Harnik / AP

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District says the settlement covers 19 violations from 2008 and 2009.

Among the violations the company was cited for failing to take flare-gas samples, inadequate measurement of flare gas flows and inaccurate ground level monitoring of hydrogen sulfide.

Air district executive Jack Broadbent says the district has the responsibility to protect the health of residents around refineries. He says any violations, no matter how minor, are not tolerated.

Phillips 66 spokeswoman Janet Grothe said most of the violations were disclosed by the company to the board and were fixed quickly.

 

 

Related Stories

  • Roland Knapp, UCSB Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory

    Study Brings Hope For California's Yellow-Legged Frog

    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    A yellow-legged frog that was once the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada is now the most rare. But a new study finds the frog population in Yosemite National Park shows signs of slow recovery after decades of severe decline.

  • Stock / Capital Public Radio

    Statewide Coastal Cleanup Day Includes American River Parkway

    Friday, September 16, 2016

    About 2,000 people are expected to help remove trash along Sacramento's American River Parkway this Saturday. The Great American River Cleanup is part of Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest annual volunteer event held in mid-September.

  • Jackson's Argonaut Mine Added To Superfund List

    Wednesday, September 07, 2016

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today added an historic Amador County gold mine to the list of the nation's worst toxic sites. Argonaut Mine is located west of downtown Jackson. It operated from the 1850s to the early 1940s.