DEQ: Instrument malfunction results in gas release
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Environmental
Quality says an instrument malfunction at a Tulsa refinery has
resulted in the release of sulfur dioxide into the air since the
DEQ spokeswoman Judy Duncan said Monday the release is small and
ongoing, but hasn't been showing up on local air monitors. Duncan
didn't elaborate on what instrument malfunctioned.
Government reports say sulfur dioxide has a pungent odor,
dissolves in water and is nonflammable. In high concentrations, it
can cause breathing difficulties and damage foliage.
Officials for the Dallas-based company couldn't be reached for
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