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That included about 49,000 pounds of the carcinogen benzene and around 80,000 pounds of the carcinogen 1,3-butadiene, according to the estimates.
The reason, a National Academy of Engineering report concluded, is that soluble chemicals like benzene also tend to evaporate quickly into the air.
This has often revealed levels of toxic chemicals, such as benzene, many times higher than those allowed by law.
The pollutants included benzene, which is a carcinogen, and methane, which is a major contributor to climate change.
The new chairman of the board, for example, will be Texas Commission on Environmental Quality toxicologist Michael Honeycutt, who has consistently argued against the need for stricter controls on ozone, arsenic, mercury, and benzene pollution.
Corrections & Amplifications Valero’s Houston plant underestimated its benzene leak during Hurricane Harvey.
Texas-sized damage followed Harvey’s flood: Hundreds of thousands of homes stinking; a million cars wrecked; more than a million pounds of benzene and other dangerous material escaped from factories and refineries.
The Exxon settlement is expected to reduce releases of volatile organic compounds by more than 7,000 tons per year and reduce toxic air pollutants like benzene by more than 1,500 tons per year, Mr. Wood said.
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Origin and Etymology of benzene
First Known Use: 1833See Words from the same year
BENZENE Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of benzene
benzenoidplay \ˈben-zə-ˌnȯid\ adjective
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