From: Richard Rosera <richardrosera**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] At least 20 reported injured in Superior oil refinery blast followed by more blasts and fires
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:43:32 -0600
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: D22B639D-9485-4A8D-A353-96F8F9AB7B97**At_Symbol_Here**

The black smoke on the right side of the photos in the link is from a flare - i.e., part of the safety system for the refinery designed to automatically vent & burn flammables in case of an emergency.  It is likely to be reduced fairly quickly once the supply of flammables being vented diminishes.

Let's hope the injuries are relatively minor.  Explosions are never kind to people (and equipment) in the proximity, and sometimes to those farther afield.

Richard Rosera
Rosearray EHS Services LLC
101 Beryl Street
Los Alamos, NM 87547
Cell:  908-279-4463

On Apr 26, 2018, at 12:33 PM, Jeffrey Lewin <jclewin**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU> wrote:

Breaking news.  My step-daughter's nearby campus has been closed (she is okay).


Jeff Lewin
Chemical Safety Officer
Compliance, Integrity, and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931

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