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Refineries Across America Could Create Catastrophic Acid Clouds. It Almost Happened In Philly.
Last month’s explosion at a 150-year-old oil refinery in Philadelphia could have forced 1.1 million people to evacuate. At 4 a.m. on June 21, South Philadelphia residents were awoken by the sound of a large explosion: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery was on fire for the second time in two weeks. Neighbors watched as […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
Notifications of Meadville area’s impending fluoridation to be sent to health care providers
VERNON TOWNSHIP — Meadville Area Water Authority has received its operating permit for the fluoridation system and will soon begin sending out notifications of impending fluoridation to health care providers in its service area. Authority officials said they did not yet know exactly when fluoridation will begin. The letters to doctors and dentists in the […]United States, Pennsylvania
Refreshing? Taxpayers to save big with West Chester’s water switch
WEST CHESTER — Borough employees will now be getting their drinking water straight from the tap or water fountain. No longer will the borough spend $6,000 per year for five gallon jugs of bottled water. Borough Manager Mike Perrone made the call to remove two bottles and chillers upstairs and two located downstairs. Borough Manager […]United States, Pennsylvania
This Chemical Kills. Why Aren’t Regulators Banning It?
A fiery refinery blast in Philadelphia could be just the beginning. Explosions last month at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery complex could have imperiled hundreds of thousands of people living within a few miles of the plant.CreditCreditMatt Rourke/Associated Press Last month’s spectacular explosions at a large Philadelphia oil refinery complex injured five workers, […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
July 10: Pittsburgh & Lancaster Community Water Fluoridation Training
Pittsburgh: Date and Time Wed, July 10, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Pittsburgh: Location Comfort Inn Conference Center 699 Rodi Road Pittsburgh, PA 15235 View Map Lancaster: Date and Time Thurs, July 11, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lancaster-community-water-fluoridation-training-tickets-59194189414 “Speaking Up for Community Water Fluoridation” is being offered in partnership with the […]United States, Pennsylvania American Fluoridation Society
Philadelphia Refinery That Exploded to Close
The largest oil refinery on the East Coast will close following last Friday’s early morning explosion and fire that destroyed the plant’s 30,000-barrel-per-day alkylation unit that processes refined products like gasoline and diesel fuel using highly toxic hydrofluoric acid. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement that he had spoken to the Philadelphia Energy […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
Investigations of Philadelphia refinery fire to include potential release of dangerous chemical
A hydrogen fluoride release could have had deadly consequences A fire burns at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery hours after a series of early morning explosions on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the 150-year-old industrial complex at 3100 W. Passyunk Ave. (Emma Lee/WHYY) Investigators from the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board who are investigating […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
Officials say air tests from refinery fire showed no immediate danger. EPA data show company has past high-priority violations.
City officials said Friday afternoon that air testing taken during the day at the site of the refinery fire in South Philadelphia showed no immediate cause for alarm for workers at the site or residents nearby. “Preliminary testing both at the site of the refinery and in the adjacent community has shown no ambient carbon […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
EXPLAINER-Philadelphia refinery blast puts new spotlight on toxic chemical
June 21 (Reuters) – Massive explosions that engulfed a Philadelphia refinery in flames on Friday has renewed concerns about the oil industry’s use of a highly toxic chemical to make high-octane gasoline at plants in densely populated areas. Aerial video of the scene at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc’s refinery, the largest in the northeast, in […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
Feds to investigate refinery explosion; local health officials remain cautious
A fire burns at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery hours after a series of early morning explosions at the 150-year-old industrial complex at 3100 W. Passyunk Ave. (Emma Lee/WHYY) Following a massive fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex, an oil refinery in South Philadelphia, health and air quality experts say residents in the […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries