An independent federal agency investigating chemical accidents to protect workers, the public, and the environment.
Missed opportunities to apply inherently safer design, failure to identify and evaluate damage mechanism hazards, and the lack of effective safeguards culminated in the vapor cloud release and massive fire that occurred at the Chevron refinery on August 6, 2012, a draft report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has found. The investigation team concluded that enhanced regulatory oversight with greater worker involvement and public participation are needed to improve oil refinery safety.
Link to the CSB's Draft Report for Public Comment
CSB's 2014 Budget Justification
Before the California East Bay Legislators’ Public Inquiry into Chevron Refinery Fire of August 2012
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Statement of CSB Chairperson Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso on Court Decision in Deepwater Horizon/Macondo Investigation Case
Ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Affirming CSB Jurisdiction in Deepwater Horizon Explosion Investigation
Notice of Additional Information for Sunshine Act Meeting
CSB will Vote on the Interim Report and Safety Recommendations Resulting from Chevron Refinery Investigation
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