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BP: 500,000 pounds of emissions released

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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BP: 500,000 pounds of emissions released


www.galvnews.com

TEXAS CITY — At BP’s Texas City refinery, more than 400 pounds a day of benzene — 40 times the state reportable levels — was released during a 40-day period while a subunit of the refinery’s ultracracker unit was offline, according to a company filing with the state’s environmental agency Friday.
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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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Yet again, BP has made the news. If you live in or near Texas City, Texas, (or ANY refinery for that matter) it just may be time to get outta Dodge. Kinda makes me wonder just how deep of a hole does BP has to dig before it lays down and goes bust....

For those of you that don't know, Benzene is yet another carcinogen. As per Wikipedia:

"The short term breathing of high levels of benzene can result in death, while low levels can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, tremors, confusion, and unconsciousness. Eating or drinking foods containing high levels of benzene can cause vomiting, irritation of the stomach, dizziness, sleepiness, convulsions, and death.

The major effects of benzene are manifested via chronic (long-term) exposure through the blood. Benzene damages the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells, leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and depress the immune system, increasing the chance of infection. Benzene causes leukemia and is associated with other blood cancers and pre-cancers of the blood."

en.wikipedia.org...

www.galvnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

Edit: Spelling and grammar

[edit on 7-6-2010 by UndergroundMilitia]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:28 AM
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This is from another thread...


Originally posted by ThaLoccster
Heres an article that talks about benzene, acid rain and the evacuation of the Gulf area.

Benzene the killer! Plans in place to evacuate The Gulf Population



Benzene, incredible amounts of Benzene are being released into the atmosphere and is a clear and present danger not only for the old and people with respiratory problems but the general Gulf population as a whole.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:47 AM
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Man, just when you think the oil spill disaster couldn't get any worse.... Benzene from the oil sludge, benzene being released from refineries... I live in north central Florida, maybe it's time for me to get outta Dodge as well..



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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wow! its the gift that just keeps on giving


darn it...if only a tmnt scenario would come out of this



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 08:04 AM
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Explanation: S&F!

I just did the math [I was concerned that 500,000 Lbs sounded small when compared with the 50million barrels of oil that could potentially gush into the ocean with the other BP related disaster] and it works out to OVER 225 METRIC TONS of the crud!
:shk:


I'm so FREAKING
that I want to


Personal Disclosure: LEST WE FORGET!

Bhopal trial: Eight convicted over India gas disaster [news.bbc.co.uk]



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