PES Explosion Released Highly Toxic Chemical Into Atmosphere

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board just released the first update of its investigation into the June accident, which, in addition to releasing a potentially deadly chemical compound, flung 38,000 pounds of scrap across the Schuylkill River.

The massive explosions that occurred at a South Philly oil refinery complex this past June released more than 5,000 pounds of hydrofluoric acid, a potentially deadly chemical, according to federal investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

On Wednesday, the agency released its first update into an investigation of the high-profile incident at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, which rocked the city and ultimately forced the closure of the facility, the largest and oldest oil refinery complex on the East Coast.

Read more here: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/10/16/pes-explosion-investigation-update/

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