Thank you to anonymous commenter for the heads up on this.
Deadly Washington blast is latest refinery accident
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Now it's 5dead:
It is now 5 dead.
Why so many of these explosions lately? Equipment failure, different chemicals, untrained workers?
There are more explosions lately for the same reason there are more instances of polluted water and air: domestic drilling agenda has exploded ('scuse the pun) for the "bridge fuel."
Bet these "emissions" are NOT counted in the accumulation of emissions from that CLEAN BRIDGE FUEL???
Mike H. says
" "…We're seeing a disproportionate number of accidents at refineries, and they're quite serious in many cases," (The CSB's Daniel) Horowitz said.
He said a number of recent accidents have stemmed from "mechanical integrity" problems, such as failure of piping, equipment or valves. "
Cutting corners on maintenance spending, plain & simple.
O&G P&L Statement:
Gathering Lines $400,000
Vapor Recovery 0
Liability Insurance $50,000
Net Profit plenty
To them, you are an insurance expense line item, assigned to a specific cost center, by the time management gets the reports, the lives are summarized out, no need for that level of detail.