Volume 92 Issue 34 | p. 4 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 25, 2014 | Web Date: August 22, 2014

Feds End Probe Of Tesoro Blast

Inquiry: No charges filed as Justice Department closes criminal investigation of fatal accident
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Tesoro, refinery, Justice Department, criminal investigation

No one will face criminal charges in connection with the April 2010 refinery explosion and fireball that engulfed and killed seven Tesoro workers in Anacortes, Wash., the U.S. Justice Department says.

Shortly after the accident, prosecutors and criminal investigators launched an inquiry to determine whether federal environmental and worker safety statutes and regulations were violated.

“This tragedy demanded careful and thorough investigation,” says U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. “I . . .

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