Philadelphia Energy Solutions

Refinery fire
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KYW Staff
November 14, 2019 - 4:32 pm
The Philadelphia Fire Department has been investigating reports of people smelling an odor, possibly gas, throughout various sections of the city — specifically, the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
November 12, 2019 - 7:23 am
There are at least 15 potential bidders lining up to buy the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia, which was damaged in an explosion and fire in June. Read more here.
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Residents in Point Breeze protested a meeting discussing Sunoco's Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery clean up program.
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Shara Dae Howard
November 07, 2019 - 9:32 pm
Residents in Point Breeze protested a meeting discussing Sunoco's Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery clean up program Thursday evening, saying they've been left out of the process. Read more here.
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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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Refinery fire
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Kim Glovas
October 02, 2019 - 3:16 pm
A bankruptcy judge will decide in the next few weeks whether owners of the fire-damaged Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery can give confidential bonuses to top executives. Read more 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.
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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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Refinery fire
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Mark Abrams
September 11, 2019 - 7:43 pm
The union representing workers furloughed after Philadelphia Energy Solutions decided to shut down after a June fire is expressing outrage over millions of dollars in bonuses paid to executives just before the company filed for bankruptcy.
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Rain dampens but does not stop the Philadelphia Labor Day parade.
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Pat Loeb
September 02, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The skies opened over South Philadelphia just as thousands of union members stepped off for the annual Labor Day Parade up Columbus Boulevard. The parade had all the usual elements: public officials and union leaders urging members to vote for pro-labor candidates in...
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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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