12 Aug '11, 1pm

Air Emissions and Disaster: As a result of the fire that shut down Valero’s Memphis, Tennessee refinery, the U.S...

Air Emissions and Disaster: As a result of the fire that shut down Valero’s Memphis, Tennessee refinery, the U.S...

As a result of the fire that shut down Valero’s Memphis, Tennessee refinery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean gasoline requirements for parts of Tennessee. This waiver will allow greater flexibility for the fuel distribution system to support an adequate supply. This waiver was granted by EPA in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE), at the request of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson determined that extreme and unusual supply circumstances exist, which are likely to result in a shortage of gasoline compliant with federal regulations. The federal waiver will help ensure an adequate supply of gasoline in the affected area until normal supply to the region can be restored. In other words air emissions will be slightly increas...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/enn_original_news/article/43072

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