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Chevron North of Manhattan Beach in CA Top 5 Releasers of Chemicals: EPA

Chevron Products in El Segundo is at 324 West El Segundo Boulevard. According to the EPA, the business released 1,772,493 pounds of chemicals into the environment in 2011.

Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in California increased in 2011 compared to 2010, and one of the top 5 facilities releasing chemicals that year was Chevron Products in El Segundo, just north of Manhattan Beach.

Findings for 2011 were released Wednesday Jan. 16, and they are the most current available, Michael Ardito of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a phone interview from San Francisco.

A list of the top 10 chemical releases, and a list of the top 10 facilities releasing chemicals in California, is part of the latest Toxics Release Inventory data published by the EPA online.

"Community Right-to-Know data helps all of us remain aware of the types and amounts of chemicals being used in our neighborhoods," Jared Blumenfeld, EPA's Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, said in a statement released Jan. 16. "It is great to see pollution prevention activities at reporting facilities, and we encourage them to reduce their chemical releases via this method."

Chevron Products in El Segundo is at 324 West El Segundo Boulevard. According to the EPA, the business released 1,772,493 pounds of chemicals into the environment in 2011.

For more information, visit www.epa.gov/region9/tri/report/11.

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Melissa Bailey January 17, 2013 at 06:22 AM
This represents a 69% increase over the 1,048,520 pounds released in 2010.
Richard Finlayson January 17, 2013 at 06:24 AM
But what did Chevon release? The report shows the types of releases statewide, shows El Segundo Chevron as 5th, but then there's no info on the particular releases at El Segundo. How much is airborne, how much is waterborne, how much is drainage/water table?
Jeff Cohn January 17, 2013 at 07:46 AM
Shocker see http://RefineryMaps.com for other polluters in USA.
Earl Richards January 17, 2013 at 10:02 AM
To understand the sleaze-side of Chevron, see, www.truecostofchevron.com.
Jeff Cohn January 17, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Most people are unaware of the health and safety issues caused by oil and gas refinery operations dispersing toxic chemicals into the air. There are hundreds of other refineries around this US that are equally as bad. See this map. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=275290&l=4d0396a3f0&id=120427228109340

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