PR RENO AND BROWNER ANNOUNCE SHELL OILWILL HELP CLEAN UP THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER Announcement Part Of Comprehensive, Coordinated Effort To Stop Pollution Of River That Has Resulted in Over 50 Criminal Convictions

EPA cites hundreds of environmental violations at Shell’s Wood River oil refinery located on the banks of the national heritage Mississippi River; excess levels of SO2 & SO air emissions, benzene; ‘violations of solid waste labeling, reporting, and manifesting requirements, untimely reporting of emissions of extremely hazardous substances such as ammonia and chlorine’. Civil penalties – $1.5 million + $10 million in environmental projects.