Valero to pay $345,000 for air quality violations at Benicia refinery in 2017


The bulk of the settlement stemmed from a May 2017 incident when a power outage sent black plumes of smoke into the air and thousands of pounds of toxic gas

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Valero to pay $345,000 for air quality violations at Benicia refinery in 2017
Smoke from the Valero Benicia refinery during a 2017 incident. Photo: Bay Area Air Quality Management District.