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Suncor Oil Refinery Spews 8.5 Tons A Year Of Cyanide Gas Over Low-Income North Denver Neighborhoods, State Records Show
Joel Minor, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Everyone who lives near Suncor, as well as Suncor employees, have been breathing hydrogen cyanide. If the state is going to set a limit for hydrogen cyanide, it needs to set a limit that protects public health. We have these laws requiring disclosure for a reason. People do have a right to know what they are breathing.”
Patrice Simms, VP of Litigation, Washington, D.C.: "The 'Once In, Always In,' policy is part of a regulatory program under the Clean Air Act, and that program deals with the control of hazardous air pollutants. Not the things that we often think about like smog, the stuff that you see hanging over a city, but rather these are highly toxic air pollutants, things that cause cancer and birth defects and neurological problems."
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, Earthjustice: "If the agency doesn't adopt mandatory regulations to clean up warehouses and other large freight facilities, they can't claim they've done everything possible to solve our air pollution crisis."