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A house gas explosion in Torresdale
Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers
Justin Udo
October 10, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Philadelphia police and firefighters are on the scene of a house explosion in the Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia.
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Refinery fire
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Kim Glovas
July 02, 2019 - 5:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Oil workers held a meeting Tuesday with more than a dozen state and federal lawmakers to discuss what's next for the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. Unionized workers have not yet been furloughed, but they're concerned about their futures. At a meeting at...
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 27, 2019 - 5:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A vapor leak at Philadelphia Energy Solutions started a chain of events that sparked a fire and several explosions last week, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, CSB interim...
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Refinery fire
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June 26, 2019 - 6:59 am
UPDATED: 3:55 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Following reports claiming the South Philadelphia refinery — where a massive explosion and fire shook the neighborhood last week — may permanently shut down, the mayor has officially confirmed the news in a press release Wednesday morning...
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Sixteen police cars lined the street near 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon as protesters, who say they want the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shut down, blocked the intersection into the plant.
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Kim Glovas
June 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixteen police cars lined the street near 28th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon as protesters, who say they want the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery shut down, blocked the intersection into the plant. Dozens of protesters...
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials say there's no evidence that the explosive refinery fire last week caused elevated levels of dangerous chemicals or had any public health impact. At an update Tuesday, officials said investigations into the cause of the fire are underway, but they will...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials with several local and federal agencies were at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) complex Monday as they begin the investigation into last week's explosion and fire at the refinery. Investigators with OSHA, the ATF, the...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 21, 2019 - 6:23 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An early morning fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex in South Philadelphia has been contained. There have been no reports of injuries or evacuations. This is the second fire at the refinery in the last month, following a June 10 fire in which no...
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Former Bethlehem Steel headquarters implodes.
Jacqueline Larma/AP
May 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that...
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Map shows area of ongoing investigation into a series of explosions in Upper Bucks County.
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 09, 2019 - 2:33 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Quakertown man accused of setting off bombs across upper Bucks County last spring has been released on house arrest. Bail for 31-year-old David Surman was revoked Wednesday when a Bucks County judge determined Surman’s purchase of electronics was a violation...
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