City of Benicia Press Release-Solano County Releases Incident Report on Flue Gas Scrubber Incident

Repost of a City of Benicia press release, including downloadable Incident Response Inspection Report

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:10 PM

Press Release – Solano County Valero Flue Scrubber Report

Benicia, CA (April 1, 2019) – The City of Benicia has received an Incident Response Inspection Report from the Solano County Department of Resource Management related to the flue gas scrubber incident at Valero Benicia Refinery. A copy of the report is included with this press release.

On March 24, 2019 at approximately 7:00 a.m., the City of Benicia issued an advisory

notice for all residents with respiratory issues to stay inside due to particulate matter released by the Valero Benicia Refinery. The City actively monitored the air quality and incident response activities, and provided information to the public via media outlets including social media and Alert Solano.

Benicia Fire Department personnel continues to work closely with Solano County Environmental Health to monitor operations and potential impacts to the community.


Press Release and Incident Response Inspection Report are available here: https://www.ci.benicia.ca.us/vertical/sites/%7BF991A639-AAED-4E1A-9735-86EA195E2C8D%7D/uploads/Press_Release_So_Cty_Valero_Report_040119.pdf

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