CSB Releases Factual Update on TPC Group Incident

Detailing November 2019 Fires and Explosions at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations Facility

Recent News

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TPC Factual Update

Thursday, October 29, 2020 New CSB Factual Update

CSB Sending a Team to Fatal Incident in NC

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 CSB sending team to NC

CSB Deploying to Incident in Conyers, GA

The CSB is deploying a team to investigate the event that occurred at the Bio-Lab, Inc. facility in Conyers, GA.

CSB Issues New Type of Safety Product

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Entitled Dust Hazard Learning Review

CSB Provides Update

Monday, August 31, 2020 On Deployment to Chemical Incident in Louisiana​

September 2nd Public Business Meeting

The CSB will hold a September 2, 2020, public business meeting

Extreme Weather Safety Message

6/23/2020 5:27:00 PM

As the nation faces this year's hurricane season, it is critical that the chemical industry understand and prepare for the potential safety hazards posed by extreme weather events.

Updated BP Texas City Animation on the 15th Anniversary of the Explosion

3/23/2020 4:30:00 PM

Animation of April 26, 2018, Explosion and Fire at the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin

12/19/2019 6:14:00 PM

About the CSB

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent, nonregulatory federal agency that investigates the root causes of major chemical incidents.

Our mission is to drive chemical safety change through independent investigations to protect people and the environment. The agency was created under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

IN THE CSB’S 20-YEAR HISTORY, the agency has deployed to over 130 chemical incidents and issued more than 800 recommendations that have led to numerous safety improvements across a wide variety of industries. 

Current Investigations

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TPC Explosion and Fire

An explosion and fire occurred at the TPC Group chemical plant in Port Neches, TX, on November 27, 2019.  .


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CSB issues safety recommendations to prevent similar incidents or hazards in the future.

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completed Investigations

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Midland Resource Recovery Explosion 

A tank violently exploded while being emptied of its contents which led to the fatality of two workers and seriously injured a third. 


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