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American Bhopal: The refinery disaster that will probably kill thousands of us

PortandTerminal.com, December 4, 2019 In 1984 a gas leak at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, India exposed half a million people living nearby to deadly methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas.  Estimates vary on how many people it killed. The official immediate death toll was 2,259. Others estimate that 8,000 died within two weeks, and another 8,000 or more have since died from …

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Ticking time bomb to shut. Philly oil refinery to close after fire and explosions

PortandTerminal.com, June 27, 2019 The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged equipment there. Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) intends to shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the company confirmed on …

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Philadelphia may have gotten off lucky last week

PortandTerminal.com, June 23, 2019 The terrifying explosions and inferno at the Philadelphia refinery incident have renewed concerns about the oil industry’s use of a highly toxic chemical in densely populated areas. As we learning now, last week’s incident in Philly could have been far more deadly. Philadelphia – By now you’ve probably seen the video and photos of last week’s …

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