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May 01, 2003 12:00 AM

CSB Board Votes 5-0 to Approve Report on DPC Chlorine Release, Calls for Industry-Wide System for Hose Identification

(Festus, MO - May 1, 2003) Saying that better equipment maintenance and quality assurance programs could have prevented last year's atmospheric release of chlorine from DPC Enterprises in Festus, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board today approved its final report and recommendations on the accident and called for industry-wide measures to improve chlorine safety.

Dec 04, 2002 12:00 AM

CSB Safety Advisory Calls for Validation of Chlorine Transfer Hoses

(Washington, DC - December 4, 2002) Finding that the use of an incorrect hose led to an August 2002 chlorine leak near St. Louis, a new safety advisory issued today by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) calls on other chlorine users to verify the materials of construction of their chlorine transfer hoses. The advisory grows out of an August 14, 2002, chlorine release at DPC Enterprises in Festus, Missouri. In that incident, a transfer hose failed catastrophically during the unloading of a chlorine rail car. Due to the malfunction of an automatic shutdown system, the leak continued unabated for several hours, eventually causing the release of about 48,000 pounds of toxic chlorine gas. Sixty-three people, including workers and nearby residents, sought hospital treatment as the result of the leak.

Aug 21, 2002 07:53 PM

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Launches Full Investigation of St. Louis-Area Chlorine Gas Release

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Launches Full Investigation of St. Louis-Area Chlorine Gas Release (Washington, DC - August 21, 2002) The U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has announced it will conduct a full-scale investigation into the root causes of the three-hour chlorine gas leak at a DPC Enterprises plant in Festus, MO, about 35 miles south of St. Louis. The decision to launch a detailed investigation follows a preliminary assessment conducted by two CSB investigators who​

Aug 14, 2002 07:54 PM

CSB Sends Assessment Team to Missouri Chlorine Leak Site

(Washington, DC – August 14, 2002) The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) today dispatched two investigators to the scene of a chlorine gas leak at a rail tanker car loading facility south of St. Louis, MO. Investigators John Murphy and Giby Joseph will perform a preliminary assessment into the cause of the hazardous leak. Depending upon the outcome, the CSB could launch a full investigation of the event.

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