Are you smelling odors or seeing flares? Do this.

Smelling odors or seeing flares? 
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Time to hold some feet to the fire!
Here’s what you can do:
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1.    Click and report:   http://www.airwatchbayarea.org/   Your report will go directly to BAAQMD and to a separate,  air pollution event data base.
 
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Air Watch is a collaborative effort between concerned citizens living in refinery corridors
and research teams from two universities on the East Coast: Drexel and Carnegie Mellon.
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Image result for airwatch bay area …is also available on your smart phone.  Just download the app!
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Or you can call Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) directly  on the phone at  800-334-6367.  Give them your phone number if you would like the investigator to call you back.  Please Note: BAAQMD says it will take a complaint seriously if there are five complaints.   It used to be three.  So, after you call or fill out an on-line form, do nudge your friends or neighbors to stand outside, take a whiff….and make a call or make a report on-line.
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2.   Contact Phillips 66 refinery directly and complain

  • Call 510-245-4070.  Select the menu choices that will get you to speak with the Shift Supervisor. If the Shift Supervisor does not answer, the phone system offers you a choice to be transferred to the cell phone.  Leave a message if you can’t get anyone live.
  • If you do reach a person, be sure to lot time of the call, the person’s name that you spoke to and what was said.

3.  Keep a log.  Here are suggestions:

  • Note the date and time of the flare or smell
  • Describe what you saw or the quality of what you smelled (if possible)
  • Note any physical reactions that you or your neighbors (or pets) experienced — if any.  For example:  breathing difficulties, coughing, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, irritation of skin or eyes, lethargy, etc.

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“A corrosive pipeline indicates the marine terminal’s infrastructure is getting old and could allow future spills, according to Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper.”

If the P66 Marine terminal expansion is approved, accidents like this will be the new normal.

Read the updated story here:  https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/09/08/pipeline-corrosion-caused-small-phillips-66-oil-spill-prompting-big-concern/

 

 

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