Posts tagged with: volatile organic compounds

New study shows air pollution effects are more harmful than anticipated

Air pollution from industrial startups and shutdowns is worse than experts have thought, according to a new study published by the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, many industrial facilities had to shut down operations before the storm arrived and start up again once the rain and flooding stopped. As a

ExxonMobil, EPA reach settlement over air pollution violations

ExxonMobil and the EPA have reached a settlement regarding allegations that the company has violated air pollution rules over the past decade at its petrochemical plants in Baytown, Beaumont and Mont Belvieu, as well as in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the agency announced October 31. According to the settlement, the EPA, U.S. Justice Department and state