DEQ approves air quality permit September 5, 2022
“The refinery’s volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions will contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone (also known as smog) in the area,” said Dr. Theodora Tsongas, member of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Ozone is a potent lung irritant and increases the risk of exacerbation of asthma, the most prevalent chronic disease in children in the U.S.”
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