Benzene

An image of the cleanup effort in Sand Creek (credit: CBS)

Suncor To Pay $1.9M To Settle Sand Creek Oil Spill Lawsuit

Suncor oil refinery operators have agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit by federal and state authorities over an oil spill that contaminated Sand Creek and the South Platte River.

11/19/2013

An image of the cleanup effort in Sand Creek (credit: CBS)

Suncor Reaches Settlement After Sand Creek Contamination

Suncor reached a settlement with the government to replace natural resources lost in a 2011 benzene spill.

11/16/2013

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Residents Voice Concerns After Parachute Creek Leak

Colorado health officials say there is no public health danger from chemicals leaking into groundwater in Parachute but dozens of people had questions about the incident.

04/30/2013

Trace Amounts Of Benzene Found In Parachute Creek

The Williams Co. has detected benzene in Parachute Creek, close to where it reported finding natural gas liquids near its natural gas processing plant in Parachute last month.

04/18/2013

Copter4 flew over the Suncor spill area in November 2011. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Requires More Monitoring By Suncor Energy

Colorado health officials are requiring more monitoring and preventive measures from Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. as it cleans up contaminated groundwater moving off its refinery in Commerce City.

05/10/2012

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Denver Energy Company Fined For Air Quality Violations

A Colorado energy company has agreed to pay more than $2 million in fines for air quality violations.

04/02/2012

South Platte River (credit: CBS)

Report: South Platte Most Polluted In Colorado

An environmental group says the South Platte River is the most polluted waterway in Colorado.

03/22/2012

Copter4 flew over the Suncor spill area in November 2011. (credit: CBS)

Health Department Tests Blood Of 500 Suncor Oil Refinery Employees

The Colorado Department of Health has tested the blood of all 500 workers at the Suncor Oil Refinery in Commerce City.

01/06/2012

Copter4 flew over the Suncor spill area in November 2011. (credit: CBS)

EPA Says Colorado Refinery Contamination Declining

Federal officials said Friday that initial water quality tests show levels of toxic chemicals are declining after a gasoline-like substance was detected seeping into a creek from a Denver-area refinery, but environmentalists said even one barrel of the toxic brew is too much.

12/02/2011

An image of the cleanup effort in Sand Creek (credit: CBS)

Suncor Ordered To Test Air In Wastewater Plant

State health officials on Thursday ordered Suncor Energy to immediately begin testing the air inside the Denver Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure worker safety near where a gasoline-like substance from the company’s refinery was detected seeping into Sand Creek earlier this week.

12/02/2011

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