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Proliferation of New Crude Oil Terminals Health and Community impacts Bay Area Air Quality management District, December 4, 2013 Diane Bailey Natural Resources Defense Council * Note that most images here are taken from the internet with gratitude. Crude By Rail Projects: How many? How big?.

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Proliferation of New Crude Oil Terminals

Health and Community impacts

Bay Area Air Quality management District, December 4, 2013

Diane Bailey

Natural Resources Defense Council

* Note that most images here are taken from the internet with gratitude.

crude by rail projects how many how big
Crude By Rail Projects: How many? How big?
  • 3 or more large projects. Potential to replace ¼ - ⅓ regional crude supply.
  • Experts conclude that the projects are likely to bring in tar sands.
  • Recent changes at some refineries to be tar sands ready.
  • Result: Impacts to air quality, health, quality of life, safety and the environment.
crude by rail what are the implications of tar sands dilbit
Crude By Rail: What are the implications of Tar Sands Dilbit?
  • Increases in Air Pollution: Toxics like Benzene, Lead & Heavy Metals, and Smog and Soot
  • More Noxious Odors
  • Increased Toxic Coke Production
  • Higher Risk of Accidents
  • Spills That Can Damage the Environment

A handful of Canadian oil sands. Source: Suncor / Inside climate news – A Primer on dilbit

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120626/dilbit-primer-diluted-bitumen-conventional-oil-tar-sands-Alberta-Kalamazoo-Keystone-XL-Enbridge?page=3

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Increased Air Pollution: The Dilbit problem

  • Called a Barbell crude, the light end including toxics like benzene quickly evaporates.
  • That leaves the heavy end, loaded with toxic metals like lead.

Mayflower, Arkansas

average crude unit emissions at u s refineries
Average Crude Unit Emissions at U.S. Refineries

4 x

5 x

all units in ppmw

† EIA defines Heavy Crude as “all crudes with an API gravity of 22° or below.” http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/TblDefs/pet_pri_wco_tbldef2.asp data source: EPA Comprehensive Data Collected from the Petroleum Refining Sector http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/petref/petrefpg.html

more noxious odors
More Noxious Odors
  • Dirty crudes have high levels of sulfur compounds with intense odors, like mercaptans.
  • Mercaptans not only have an unpleasant odor, they are toxic.
  • Mercaptans are also extremely flammable.

Bitumen from Christina Lake, Canada

Source: http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2012/02/15/cenovus-rolls-out-christina-dilbit-blend-product/

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More Pet Coke

  • Marathon Refinery and Coke Piles in Detroit, James Fassingerguardian.co.uk, 7 June 2013
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Higher Risk of Refinery & Rail Accidents

Lac Megantic, Quebec,

July 2013

Chevron, Richmond, August 2012

Alberta, Canada, October 2013

residential proximity puts our children at risk
Residential Proximity Puts Our Children at Risk
  • Dozens of homes, schools, playgrounds, churches and parks are within a stones through of these projects.
  • Historical industrial use of the site does not make it a good idea to re-use for high-risk oil terminal activities.
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The very communities that this Air District already identifies as “Impacted” by Air Pollution & Vulnerability…

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Is This What We Want in The Bay Area?

Mayflower, Arkansas, April 2013

we need the air district to protect the public
We Need the Air District to Protect the Public
  • Put projects on hold until a thorough study of impacts is done
  • Investigate the potential for increases in dirtier, lower quality crude oil
  • Consider local context of projects – residential proximity, vulnerability, etc.
  • Disclose information to the public

Mayflower, Arkansas

priorities community health
Priorities: Community Health

Allowing Bay Area sacrifice zones around oil terminals and refineries is not the price we should pay for oil independence.

Instead, we should declare fossil fuel independence.