Smoking Guns

This report reviews evidence indicating that large volumes of air pollution are released because flares, a pollution control device in use at many refineries and chemical plants, are poorly operated and do not burn cleanly. The specific plants addressed in this Report are located in Port Arthur, Texas, and include Atofina Petrochemical Inc., BASF Fina Petrochemicals, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., Hunstman Corporation, Motiva Enterprises, and the Premcor Refining Group, Inc.