hydrofluoric acid

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel press conference
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Paul Kurtz
August 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Fire and emergency management officials say they've taken a big step forward in the ongoing response to this summer's fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
August 08, 2019 - 6:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Workers have begun the dangerous task of disposing of hydrofluoric acid at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, shut down since a disastrous fire in June. Officials predict the process will take weeks to complete. Hydroflouric acid, or HF, is so toxic that a...
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Monroe Energy in Delaware County
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
January 23, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At least five people are hospitalized after a chemical leak at Monroe Energy on Post Road in Delaware County. Emergency officials say five contract workers at the facility were exposed to hydrofluoric acid just before 10 a.m. Wednesday when a hose broke free. A...
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