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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Sunrise propane explosion-could a little investment in good engineering and safety systems have averted it?

In Aug 2008, there was an explosion in a propane storage facility, located in the midst of a residential area in Toronto. There were two fatalities including that of a firefighter. The explosion was so huge it was very frightening and the subsequent fire was deadlier. Here’s a link to the video on YouTube http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=XCsNcwpYjUs […]

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