If the company did break laws or exceed its permits, he said the state would hold the company accountable. His system supplies water to more than 60,000 people in Commerce City and other parts of southern Adams County. In June, Suncor welcomed Donald Austin as vice president of the Commerce City refinery. “On the afternoon of the incident, we convened an internal investigation team that continues working to determine the exact cause of the event,” she wrote. “We’ve been here only a few months and have found Commerce City, Denver and the surrounding area to be such a friendly and welcoming community,” said Donald. We are extremely upset their response was free car washes.”. “I would say average people aren't really aware as much about water pollution because it's something that's invisible.”. “Looking at this latest data, we now have enough information and we’re continuing to get information to at least propose some limits for PFAS in Suncor’s next permit,” she said. As to the offer of free car washes, Moreno called the response insensitive. Due to hydrocarbon spills and benzene pollution, the company began to pump up groundwater, treat it and release it into Sand Creek. That’s almost three times the federal health advisory of 70 parts per trillion for drinking water. © 2019 State of Colorado | Transparency Online | Accessibility, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado: State & National Resources, APCD letter to Suncor regarding March 17, 2020 event, Information on December 11 "operational upset", Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. - Commerce City Refinery Plants 1 and 3 (West), Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. - Commerce City Refinery Refinery Plant 2 (East), https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/shares. Refinery Jobs in Commerce City. He brings 35 years of experience in the oil and petro-chemical business, as well as a passion for personal and process safety, to our Commerce City operations. “I’m looking forward to meeting many more of our stakeholders in the coming months.”. Suncor fosters a culture where its employees are valued and trusted to contribute to business success, where they can grow in a diverse environment, supported by capability development and the opportunity to make a difference, allowing them to succeed as part of a long term and vibrant career. Since last summer, Suncor has complied with a state directive to test treated groundwater it pumps into Sand Creek for the chemicals. Expect more. “To us in the Indigenous community, to us in the Latino community, we see this as the same exploitation that's been going on for more than a hundred years.”. Throughout September and October, Suncor will be reaching out to our neighbors and stakeholders to solicit feedback regarding our communications and relationships with the surrounding community. Suncor is committed to reducing its environmental impact, focused on providing safe and reliable operations, and dedicated to supporting the local community. Web: suncor.com. Was that?” she said. Kipp Scott, the manager of the South Adams County Water & Sanitation District, said the same can be said for municipal tap water. Go ahead. “We will continue to work closely with CDPHE and other industrial sites and stakeholders to gather and share data so we can better understand the nature and extent of PFOS/PFOA in Colorado communities,” said Rees.