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County agency notes sulfur dioxide release at Valero plant

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From page A6 | March 26, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — County staff notified the Board of Supervisors by letter Friday of a hazardous situation that played out late last month at the Valero Refinery in Benicia.

A flare stack released approximately 5,593 pounds os sulfur dioxide from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, according to the Proposition 65 notice from the Solano County Department of Resource Management’s Environmental Health Services Division to the Board of Supervisors.

The discharge posed a minor risk to air quality near the factory on the 3400 block of East Second Street, according to the county.

The notice to the Board of Supervisors was released Monday.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He has worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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