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  1. CSB reports unrecognized pipe buckling added to Macondo oil spill

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    Mon, 16 Jun 2014

  2. Watching Government: Lautenberg's safety legacy

    At first glance, Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) did not have as much impact on the oil and gas industry as other US senators before he died on June 3. A closer look, however, reveals that his ongoing interest in chemical safety left its mark on refining and petrochemicals.

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    Mon, 17 Jun 2013

  3. Federal judge favors CSB access to Transocean data on Macondo

    A federal judge in Houston has upheld the US Chemical Safety Board’s legal authority to investigate the April 2010 deepwater Macondo well blowout and subsequent explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible in the Gulf of Mexico, which resulted in a massive oil spill.

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    Wed, 3 Apr 2013

  4. CSB blames cooling system flaw for T2 blast

    Failure of a cooling system contributed to a December 2007 explosion and fire at a gasoline additive manufacturing plant owned by T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville, Fla., the US Chemical Safety Board said in a draft report issued Sept. 15.

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    Tue, 15 Sep 2009

  5. CSB should consider using other agencies' investigations, GAO suggests

    The Government Accountability Office has concluded that the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) could investigate more accidents if it would use its statutory authority to solicit other entities' work in some cases.

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    Fri, 29 Aug 2008

  6. HF release at Joliet refinery investigated

    The US Chemical Safety Board has sent an investigative team to ExxonMobil Corp.’s 240,000-b/d Joliet, Ill., refinery following an Aug. 6 propane and hydrogen fluoride release there.

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    Tue, 11 Aug 2009

  7. CSB team deploys to Puerto Rico tank explosion

    A six-person team from the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) deployed to investigate an explosion and fire that Caribbean Petroleum Corp. reported at a petroleum storage facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2009

  8. Dealing with CSB’s ‘investigative gap’

    The Government Accountability Office has concluded that the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) could investigate more accidents if it would use its statutory authority to solicit other entities’ work in some cases.

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    Mon, 1 Sep 2008

  9. US CSB continues to call for stronger rules on reactive chemicals

    The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Feb. 5 said it found "unacceptable" that the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has so far opted not to consider CSB recommendations to broaden reactive chemical rules for the workplace.

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    Mon, 9 Feb 2004

  10. CSB chairman wants more states to adopt ASME pressure vessel code

    US Chemical Safety Board Chairman John S. Bresland urged more states to adopt the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ pressure vessel code to reduce the number of catastrophic accidents resulting from pressure vessel failures.

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    Thu, 12 Nov 2009

  11. Cracked pipe caused propane fire at Valero McKee refinery, CSB says

    Water which leaked through a valve, froze and cracked an out-of-service section of piping was the likely cause of a Feb. 16, 2007 fire at a Texas oil refinery, the US Chemical Safety Board said.

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    Fri, 11 Jul 2008

  12. SPECIAL REPORT: Refiners apply safety lessons from BP Texas City explosion

    Refiners are applying safety lessons while BP PLC responds to recommendations from the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) following the deadly Mar. 23, 2005, explosion at BP America Inc.’s Texas City, Tex., refinery.

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    Mon, 8 Sep 2008

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