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Oil leak from refinary spilling cancer causing chemical

An oil leak coming from a Commerce City refinery is spilling a dangerous cancer-causing chemical into a nearby creek.

On Thursday night, the Environmental Protection Agency said benzene levels in Sand Creek are 400 times the amount for drinking water standards.


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2 thoughts on “Oil leak from refinary spilling cancer causing chemical

  1. Hi Everyone,

    Anyone else have stories like this they would like to share? How can this be prevented? What technologies are being employed?

    Best Regards,

    Noah Morgenstern
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    Quality and Security Division

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    Posted by noahmorgenstern | December 6, 2011, 12:03 pm
  2. Our community has a GW Protection Ordinance, which created ‘overlay zoning’ for our 5-Yr GW recharge area (5 yr. to reach shallow community well). All potential contamination sites were identified by our state EPA and property owners were contacted. One company was a fuel owner with above ground storage tanks. His spill protection was a depressed earthen berm around each tank. Soil samples were taken and contamination was found (but had not reached the aquifer. By law the contaminated soils were removed (owner also removed tanks). A school district bus gasoline refill site was redesigned to meet current construction standards, avoiding potential spill issues. Identifying critical areas (such as significant GW recharge & highly permeable soils over shallow aquifers) is essential to creating regulations that will prevent spills.

    Posted by Lorence F. Brown | December 7, 2011, 6:37 pm

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