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After local residents complained about an odor, health officials and representatives of the Environmental Defense Fund detected high amounts of benzene in air around the facility.
The chemicals released in the week after Harvey made landfall, including benzene, 1,3-butadiene, hexane, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, toluene and xylene.
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.
At the center of this transformation is an elegant molecule called benzene.
The reports said air pollutants including benzene, toluene and xylene were released into the atmosphere.
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.
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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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