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Sulfur dioxide release

Shell Refinery, Martinez, CA | 2019-May-16

Initial Notification: On May 16, 2019, the USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC to report an airborne release of 500 lbs Sulfur Dioxide from a flare stack at the Shell Refinery in Martinez, CA. USCG requested an estimate of potential airborne concentrations downwind of the release and how far concentrations might exceed levels of concern.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Sulfur dioxide
Total amount at risk of spill: 500 pounds
Latitude (approximate): 38° 1.13′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 7.01′ West