What’s that giant pile of black dust near that unmarked facility near Franklin Canyon Road?

Why, that’s a Conoco-Phillips 27.3 MW generating power plant that runs on petroleum coke! So, those loose piles of black dust off to the side of Hwy 4 are piles of petroleum coke. Pet coke is a by-product of bitumen processing and contains multiple dangerous chemicals and heavy metals, including chromium, vanadium, sulfur, and selenium. Not to mention how it lodges itself in your lungs.

When burned, pet coke produces 5% to 10% more CO2 than coal!

Bright idea: tear this facility down, clean up the land, build a solar facility. It will create construction jobs, too!


About Martinez Environmental Group

We are a community health and environmental group located in Martinez, CA.
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