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The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the jurisdiction of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) to investigate the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo well blowout and explosion, turning down an appeal that the full court hear the case brought by Transocean, the owner of the drilling rig.
The July 2010 explosion and fire at the former Horsehead zinc refinery in Monaca, Pennsylvania, likely resulted from a buildup of superheated liquid zinc inside a ceramic zinc distillation column, which then “explosively decompressed” and ignited, according to a technical analysis released today by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
CSB to Deploy Investigative Team to Site of Explosion at ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, CA
Statements from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso and Board Member Manual Ehrlich on the CSB's Ongoing DuPont La Porte Investigation
CSB FY 2016 Budget Request
US Chemical Safety Board FY 2016 Budget Request
at a Public Meeting in Richmond, California, on January 28, 2015
Report to be voted on at January 28 public meeting
CSB Announces Public Meeting in Richmond, California to Release Final Report and Safety Recommendations Resulting from Chevron Refinery Investigation; Report Released Prior to Meeting
CSB to Hold Public Meeting to Release Final Investigation into 2012 Chevron Incident
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