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Judge orders CSB to disclose chemical emissions from accidents

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(The Washington Post) In a lawsuit filed after Hurricane Harvey, a federal judge has ordered the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to force the disclosure of chemical emissions resulting from accidents. More than 1,000 industrial chemical accidents take place every year. The biggest include the explosions that killed 15 people at a fertilizer plant in West, Tex., and the ...

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CSB releases video for June 2013 Williams Olefins plant explosion

  HMN-The United States Chemical Safety Board has released findings on the 2013 Geismar, LA industrial accident at Williams Olefins.  The incident fatally injured two workers. The CSB also released a full report in October: http://www.csb.gov/mobile/williams-olefins-plant-explosion-and-fire-/      

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CSB releases Safety Video on West Texas Explosion

CSB Safety Video on the April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage.

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Chemical Safety Board – Torrance Refinery Expolsion

Torrance, California, January 13, 2016 — An ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) of the February 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, California, has uncovered multiple process safety management deficiencies that led to the accident and a serious near miss. The Board is poised to hear investigators’ preliminary findings at a public meeting on Wednesday, ...

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CSB Uncovers Flaws at the DuPont Insecticide Plant in La Porte, Texas, Where Four Workers Died

This just posted by the Chemical Safety Board: Houston, Texas, September 30, 2015 — An ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) of the November 15, 2014, toxic chemical leak that killed four workers at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours insecticide plant in La Porte, Texas, has uncovered flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning. ...

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CSB releases safety video on ammonia release

From CSB: Washington – The Chemical Safety Board has produced a seven-minute video to help employers prevent potentially deadly anhydrous ammonia incidents. The agency produced the video after investigating a release of more than 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia at Millard Refrigerated Services in Theodore, AL, in 2010. More than 150 offsite workers were exposed to the chemical and 32 ...

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