Accidents Will Happen

This report analyzes emissions resulting from startup, shutdown, and malfunctions at refineries and chemical plants in Port Arthur, Texas, and the problems associated with pollution from such unpermitted emissions. The specific plants addressed in this report include Atofina Petrochemicals, Inc., BASF Fina Petrochemicals, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., Motiva Enterprises, and the Premcor Refining Group, Inc.

The Environmental Integrity Project gratefully acknowledges the investigative reporting of Erin Koening of The Examiner in Beaumont, Texas, who drew attention to the data that led to this report.