Chevron Refinery fire-CSB draft report ready for public comments

Jan 22, Washington, D.C.- The US Chemical Safety Board has published a draft investigation report, inviting comments from the public, regarding the August 2012 Chevron’s Richmond, California refinery pipeline rupture and resultant vapor cloud fire. Incident Summary: On August 6, 2012, the Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Refinery in Richmond, California (“the Chevron Richmond Refinery”) experienced a […]

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Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security-new Executive Order issued by the President

Washington DC, Aug 01, 2013– Due to the recent spate of chemical industry related accidents and unfortunate events, the President of the United States today issued an Executive Order to improve safety and security in chemical industry related facilities in the US. Towards this end, the President has constituted a working group, called the Chemical […]

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New CSB Video Titled “Fire in the Valley” documents the Bayer Cropscience accidental explosion at Institute, W.Va. site

Washington, DC, March 21, 2011 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a new safety video depicting events leading to the August 28, 2008, catastrophic explosion and fire at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, WV, that fatally injured two workers. The video is entitled “Fire in the Valley,” a reference to the […]

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