• dharmon

USNPS wants more review of air quality effects under “upset conditions” at proposed refinery

While National Park Service air quality analysts don't think an oil refinery proposed to be built three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park's entrance near Medora, North Dakota, would pose a problem under normal operating conditions, they are concerned that visibility could be impacted by "upset conditions" and want North Dakota officials to do additional review of the company's permit application.

Under upset conditions, which include system malfunctions or the abnormal release of emissions when capture units are offline, "emissions of SO2 could be 500 times greater, emissions of acid gas (H2S) could be 50 times greater, and emissions of NOx could be 12.5 times greater during these periods compared to normal operation," the Park Service's technical comments noted.


1 view

Recent Posts

See All

1-906-281-3984   |   dhec@davidharmon.us