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Mar 11, 2013 08:25 PM

Fatigue Evaluation for Public Comment

Fatigue Evaluation for Public Comment

Jul 20, 2012 12:00 AM

Better safety data could help prevent oil industry disasters - By Rafael Moure-Eraso

Click the following link to view the article on chron.com - http://bit.ly/Lxc81F

Jun 21, 2010 12:00 AM

Letter to Chairmen Henry A. Waxman and Bart Stupak

As requested, I have attached the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) scoring of the BP/Deepwater Horizon/Transocean incident that occurred on April 20, 2010.

Jun 21, 2010 12:00 AM

CSB to Investigate Root Causes of BP Deepwater Horizon Blowout Accident: Announcement Made in Letter by Chairman John Bresland to U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce

CSB to Investigate Root Causes of BP Deepwater Horizon Blowout Accident: Announcement Made in Letter by Chairman John Bresland to Chairman Henry Waxman of House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Bart Stupak of Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

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Mar 23, 2010 02:00 PM

Statement from CSB Chairman John Bresland on 5th Anniversary of Fatal BP Texas City 2005 Explosion

Five years ago today, at about 1:20 p.m., a series of explosions rocked the BP Texas City refinery during the restart of a hydrocarbon isomerization unit. Fifteen workers were killed and 170 others were injured. Many of the victims were working in or around work trailers located near an atmospheric vent stack. The explosions occurred when a distillation tower flooded with hydrocarbons and was over- pressurized, causing a geyser-like release from the vent stack. The hydrocarbons found an ignition source and exploded.

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Oct 30, 2009 12:00 AM

The following statement from CSB Chairman John Bresland concerns OSHA’s announcement today of regulatory action against BP Products North America and its Texas City refinery

Today’s announcement by OSHA alleges extensive and serious safety violations by the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas. The citations stem from OSHA’s continuing inspection work following the March 23, 2005, accident that killed 15 workers and injured 180 others. While these OSHA citations are not yet final, they are of great concern to me because they strongly suggest that BP has yet to achieve an effective safety culture with regard to process safety management.

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Jul 10, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Chairman Merritt Describes the Lessons from Five Years of Board Investigations to Senate Committee, Urges Additional Resources and Clearer Authorities for Federal Safety Efforts

Washington, DC, July 10, 2007- In testimony today before a Senate subcommittee, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Carolyn W. Merritt said that federal regulatory oversight of the petrochemical industry should be strengthened, BP's safety culture was flawed, and American communities are unprepared for chemical disasters.

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May 16, 2007 12:00 AM

CSB Chairman Carolyn Merritt Tells House Subcommittee of "Striking Similarities" in Causes of BP Texas City Tragedy and Prudhoe Bay Pipeline Disaster

Washington, DC, May 16, 2007 - U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairman Carolyn W. Merritt today told members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that she found "striking similarities" between the causes of the fatal BP accident in Texas City, Texas, in 2005, and the company's pipeline failure at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in 2006 which resulted in the leakage of more than 200,000 gallons of oil. The pipeline suffered extensive corrosion due to lack of maintenance over several years. ​

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