Phillips 66 fined $230K for SF Bay air violations

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Updated: 3/10 3:45 pm

RODEO, Calif. (AP) — Phillips 66 Company has been fined $230,900 by San Francisco Bay Area air quality officials for numerous air pollution violations.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District says the settlement covers 19 violations from 2008 and 2009.

Among the violations the company was cited for failing to take flare-gas samples, inadequate measurement of flare gas flows and inaccurate ground level monitoring of hydrogen sulfide.

Jack Broadbent, the air district's executive officer, says the district has the responsibility to protect the health of residents around refineries. He says any violations, no matter how minor, are not tolerated.

Janet Grothe, a spokeswoman for Phillips 66, said most of the violations were disclosed by the company to the board and were fixed quickly.

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