Beefing Up Refinery Regulations | February 24, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 8 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 92 Issue 8 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 24, 2014

Beefing Up Refinery Regulations

Safety: California panel calls for inherently safer systems
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: refinery, regulations, California, Chevron, accident

A state panel is calling for a major overhaul of California refinery regulations in the wake of a 2012 explosion and fire at Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, Calif. The incident prompted thousands of nearby residents to seek medical treatment.

After an 18-month review, the Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety is recommending improvements in emergency response, accident prevention and investigations, and workplace safety. California Gov. Jerry . . .

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