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Galena Park in Houston Shows Levels of Benzene Higher than “Acceptable”

The Air Alliance Houston has released a report showing that Galena Park, which is reputed to have pockets of benzene throughout the area, has levels of benzene that are higher than acceptable based on standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Air Alliance Houston and other environmental groups successfully sued the EPA in 2012 to push federal regulators toward installing monitoring systems to assess the levels of benzene emitted from the oil refineries close by. Adrian Shelley, the executive director of Air Alliance Houston, decided to try the equipment for herself. “We wanted to get our hands on the equipment and try it ... Read More