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CSB Releases Final Report on Facility Safety Culture following a Series of Sulfuric Acid Releases at the Tesoro Martinez Refinery in California

Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report into multiple sulfuric acid releases that occurred in 2014 at the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, CA.

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Aug 15, 2014 04:08 PM

CSB Releases Analysis Showing February 2014 Release of Sulfuric Acid at Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, Resulted from Inadequately Tightened Fitting

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a technical evaluation report on tubing samples taken from the Tesoro Refinery in Martinez, California, concluding that a sulfuric acid spill on February 12, 2014, resulted from insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint at a sulfuric acid sampling station.

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In Open Letter to Tesoro Corporation President, CSB Board Demands Company Cooperate with Safety Investigation

Letter expresses disappointment in Tesoro's recent actions blocking the CSB from investigating the February 12, 2014, sulfuric acid release and resulting serious injuries at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, California.

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