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Apr 16, 2008 12:00 AM

CSB Issues New Safety Video on Hazardous Waste Facility Fire in Apex, NC

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released its latest safety video to accompany the CSB's final report on the October 2006 hazardous waste fire and community evacuation in Apex, North Carolina.

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Apr 16, 2008 12:00 AM

Final CSB Report on EQ Hazardous Waste Fire and Community Evacuation in Apex Calls for New Fire Protection Standards, Improved Chemical Information for Emergency Planners

In a case study report released today on the October 2006 hazardous waste fire at the Environmental Quality Company (EQ), the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) called for a new national fire code for hazardous waste facilities and for improving the information provided to community emergency planners about the chemicals those facilities store and handle.

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Jun 27, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Finds Unspent Aircraft Oxygen Generators Contributed to Rapid Spread of Fire at EQ Facility in Apex, N.C. in 2006, Safety Advisory and Urgent Recommendation Issued

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced it is issuing a Safety Advisory concerning the dangers of transporting and handling unspent aircraft chemical oxygen generators. The action follows a CSB investigative finding that the devices most likely contributed to the rapid spread of a fire at the EQ Industrial Services (EQ) hazardous waste facility in Apex, NC on the night of October 5, 2006. The fire resulted in the evacuation of thousands of residents of Apex, located about 16 miles southwest of Raleigh, and destroyed the EQ facility's hazardous waste building.

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Jun 27, 2007 12:00 AM

Text of Urgent Recommendation to Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc.

Text of Urgent Recommendation to Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc.

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Oct 30, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Pursues Investigation of North Carolina Hazardous Waste Fire; Says Likely Origin in Facility's Oxidizer Section

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today announced it is pursuing an investigation of the fire that burned from October 5 to 7 at the EQ North Carolina hazardous waste transfer and processing facility and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents from the Raleigh suburb of Apex.

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Oct 12, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Team in Apex, NC, Wraps up First Phase of Investigation into EQ North Carolina Hazardous Waste Fire; Interviews Completed, Documents Requested

An investigation team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has wrapped up the first phase of its investigation into the fire and explosions which occurred at an EQ North Carolina facility in Apex, NC, the night of October 5, 2006.

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Oct 06, 2006 12:00 AM

CSB Deploys Investigators to Site of Chemical Fire and Public Evacuation from North Carolina Hazardous Waste Facility

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying an investigation team to begin an assessment of the chemical fire, explosions, and large-scale public evacuation in Apex, North Carolina, site of a hazardous waste facility operated by the Environmental Quality Company.

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