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Apr 15, 2005 12:00 AM

News Release April 15, 2005 - CSB Chairman Merritt Commends Georgia-Pacific Corporation for New Reactive Chemical Safety Program

Washington, DC, April 15, 2005 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has presented the Georgia-Pacific Corporation with a certificate of recognition for the company's response to a CSB safety recommendation following a tragic accident at the company's Pennington, Alabama, pulp and paper mill in 2002.

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Jul 15, 2004 12:00 AM

CSB Releases Safety Bulletin Warning of Dangers of Sodium Hydrosulfide (NaHS) in the Workplace; Outlines Safe Practices to Prevent Harm

Washington, DC, July 15, 2004 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today released a Safety Bulletin that warns of the dangers of sodium hydrosulfide and recommends safe practices to prevent accidents when handling the chemical. CSB investigators uncovered 45 accidents associated with sodium hydrosulfide that have caused 32 deaths and 176 injuries since 1971. They noted, however, that accident data are incomplete and there may have been additional deaths and injuries attributable to the chemical. The Safety Bulletin is an outgrowth of the Board's investigation of a January 2002 accident involving sodium hydrosulfide that caused two deaths and eight injuries at an Alabama paper mill.

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Nov 22, 2002 12:00 AM

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Votes 5-0 to Approve Georgia-Pacific Accident Report, Looks to Review Sewer Hazards

(Washington, DC - November 22, 2002) The U.S. Chemical Safety Board voted 5-0 on November 20 to approve the final staff report into the root causes of the January 16, 2002, hydrogen sulfide gas leak at the Georgia-Pacific Naheola pulp and paper mill in Pennington, Alabama, which took the lives of two workers and injured another eight.

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Nov 20, 2002 12:00 AM

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Meets to Vote on Findings and Safety Recommendations in Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill Gas Release That Killed 2 and Injured 8

(Washington, DC - November 20, 2002) The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is expected to vote today on the final staff report into the root causes of the January 16, 2002, hydrogen sulfide gas leak at the Georgia-Pacific Naheola pulp and paper mill in Pennington, Alabama, which took the lives of two workers and injured another eight. The staff investigation concluded that plant management had not followed good engineering and process safety practices when they earlier connected a drain from a tank truck unloading area into an acidic process sewer system. On the day of the incident, sodium hydrosulfide -- a process chemical that had spilled in the unloading area - reacted to release deadly hydrogen sulfide gas when it contacted acidic material in the sewer. The toxic gas vented from the sewer through a nearby fiberglass manhole cover and engulfed the workers. The two deaths and all but one of the injuries occurred among employees of Burkes Construction who were working in the vicinity on an unrelated construction project.

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Jan 23, 2002 12:00 AM

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Launches Probe of Fatal Alabama Mill Incident

(Montgomery, Alabama --- January 23, 2002) Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) Tuesday continued their examination of last week's fatal incident at Georgia Pacific Corp.'s Naheola Mill. Meanwhile, a CSB Board member who met Tuesday with plant management at the mill says he is appreciative of the companys pledge of cooperation with the CSB investigation.

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