From 2000 to 2010 Perdue released:
5,092,928 lbs. of hexane
into public air
from two soybean-processing plants
in Virginia and Maryland.
Here's what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says:
Long-term exposure to hexane,
a toxic air pollutant, can cause
permanent nerve damage in humans.
Major sources are those
that emit more than
of hexane a year.*
Here's what Perdue plans to permanently release from its new soybean-processing plant planned along the Susquehanna River:
of hexane a year!!!
*See "Fact Sheet: Final Air Toxics Rule for Solvent Extraction in Vegetable Oil Production," at this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site: