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RefiningSeventeen workersat Irving Oil Ltd.'s St. John, NB, refinery were treated on site for respiratory and ocular symptoms and later taken to a hospital after exposure to sulfur dioxide on Oct. 27, according to the Calgary Herald. The gas reportedly escaped from a sulfur containment unit stack after a series of power outages disrupted unit operation. The 17 were among 30 employees present; the other 13 returned to work. The incident followed a similar one 2 days prior when 14 people working atop a unit being installed found themselves in the path of exhaust from another stack when the wind changed. Irving Oil is talking with NB Power to establish a more reliable power supply.Environ...

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