refinery explosions

PEERMail: Exploding in a Neighborhood Near You

PEERMail: Exploding in a Neighborhood Near You

Politicians of both parties cite America’s crumbling bridges, dams, and other public infrastructure but few say anything about our aging industrial infrastructure.  Consider: Most all of America’s 148 refineries were built before 1985.  Most all suffer from aging...

Refinery Fires Needlessly Risk Mass Casualty Events

For Immediate Release: Jun 25, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 EPA Action Needed to Ban Chemical Threatening Bhopal-Like Tragedies Washington, DC — Today, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a legal petition with the U.S....

Court Orders Disclosure of Chemical Accident Emissions

For Immediate Release: Feb 05, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Court Orders Disclosure of Chemical Accident Emissions Chemical Safety Board Shirked Its Clean Air Act Mandate to Protect Communities Washington, DC — A federal judge has ruled that communities...

New Transparency Is Opaque at Chemical Safety Board

New Transparency Is Opaque at Chemical Safety Board Basic Information on Investigations, Procurement and Private Emails Still Missing Washington, DC — Despite proclaiming a new transparency, the federal chemical safety agency’s actions and even its governing rules...

Grain Elevator Deaths Product of LAX OSHA Enforcement

Grain Elevator Deaths Product of LAX OSHA Enforcement Summer Plea Bargain Letting Executives off Set up Repeat of Preventable Fatalities Washington, DC — Six deaths from a Kansas grain elevator explosion in late October could have been prevented by adherence to safety...