rising river effects petroleum coke s...

rising river effects petroleum coke storage

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BP Oil

Chalmette, LA

#1 May 28, 2011
The rising Mississippi River levels have affected barge traffic. Among the many effects on industry along the river, one refinery in Chalmette is now using its old, dilapidated petroleum coke barn for storage. Although Louisiana DEQ is allowing ExxonMobil to use the open air coke barn, a compliance order was issued earlier this month ordering the roof repairs within six (6) months. Residents are concerned about the health effects of the toxic dust in their lungs and are frustrated with lack of local enforcement.

Resident's health is being compromised because ExxonMobil would not repair the coke barn. At first, ExxonMobil claimed the new business model

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/80526488/Exxon_Mo... [1]

did not include the coke barn, but wanted to keep the Title V air permit current for the coke barn in the event economic conditions changed. Louisiana DEQ agreed and allowed the coke barn to continue to collapse while still under the regulatory permit. It didnot seem that local government took action.

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http://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/app/doc/view.as...

http://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/app/doc/view.as...

http://edms.deq.louisiana.gov/app/doc/view.as...

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