Tag: Limetree Bay Oil Refinery

VING Civil Support Team Finds Elevated Levels of Sulfur Dioxide in Atmosphere

KINGSHILL — Preliminary air quality testing conducted by the Virgin Islands National Guard Civil Support Team today found elevated levels of sulfur dioxide in the air near the Limetree Bay Refinery, Government House said. Today’s findings were the result of new monitoring instrumentation in place and the mobilization of VING’s Civil Support Team, according to […]

EPA, DPNR Officials Launch Limetree Bay Probe After 2nd St. Croix Refinery Accident

CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at a controversial refinery in St. Croix after it emitted noxious fumes that prompted some schools to close on Friday. The release of sulfuric gases from the facility, which caused nausea and eye irritation in some residents and comes […]

Toxic Gas From Limetree Bay Refinery Closes Schools, St. Croix’s Vaccine Center

CHRISTIANSTED — A flammable toxic gas coming from St Croix’s recently reopened refinery that caused schools to close was caused by excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide, DPNR officials admitted on Friday. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is advising people with respiratory ailments such as allergies, lung disease and asthma to consider taking […]