hydrofluoric acid

Security camera footage of PES
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Mike DeNardo
October 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
The revelation that a dangerous chemical was released into the air during the South Philly refinery explosion in June's has caught the attention of those living near the now-closed facility.
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Security camera footage of PES
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Mike DeNardo
October 15, 2019 - 1:54 pm
A federal preliminary report has revealed that thousands of pounds of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid were released into the atmosphere after the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion in June. Read the details here.
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel delivers a briefing on the state of affairs at the site of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 24, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Fire officials have finally declared the fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery "under control," three months after an explosion rocked its West Philadelphia neighborhood in the middle of the night. "Under control" means that hazardous materials have essentially been eliminated from the...
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel press conference
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
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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