CSB issues urgent recommendations in probe of Citgo refinery fire

The US Chemical Safety Board issued urgent safety recommendations to Citgo Petroleum Corp., calling on the refiner to immediately improve the emergency water system at its Corpus Christi, Tex., refinery and to perform third-party audits of hydrogen fluoride units there and at its Lemont, Ill., refinery.Citgo said in a statement the same day that it appreciated CSB's "thorough and ongoing investigation" and that it has already taken action on the board's recommendations.The federal agency took the action as it continued investigating a July 19 explosion and fire from hydrocarbons that were released along with potentially deadly HF vapor. CSB issues urgent recommendations before f...

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