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Philly student climate strike
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Paul Kurtz
December 06, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Hundreds of students in the Philadelphia area walked out of their classrooms and homes Friday morning to attend another protest against climate change. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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KYW Staff
November 26, 2019 - 1:14 pm
Philadelphia's PES Advisory Committee has released a report reviewing the city's response to the June 2019 refinery explosion and looking at the future options for the site. Read more here.
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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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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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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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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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Kim Glovas
August 28, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another suitor has emerged as the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery winds it's way through bankruptcy proceedings. Phil Rinaldi, who originally formed PES in 2012 then retired in 2017, says a combination of local and nationally elected officials and union members...
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