Solano County

County agency notes sulfur dioxide release at Valero plant

By 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.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously 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 fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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