An investigation by CBC has revealed the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S or sour gas) released by the Co-op Refinery Complex is significantly higher than any other refinery in the country.
The numbers CBC used are from 2013 (source: federal government) and they show the Co-op complex releases up to 10 times more than the average of the countries 17 other refineries.
– Co-op Refinery emitted 4,229 tonnes of VOCs in 2013.
– Edmonton’s Suncor Refinery at 879 tonnes is the second highest emitter.
(Source and more info at CBC News Saskatchwewan)