October 28, 2015

CSB approves final investigation report and video from 2009 explosion and fire at Caribbean Petroleum terminal facility in Puerto Rico; Report finds inadequate management of gasoline storage tank overfill hazard

From the Chemical Safety Board (CBS):

Washington, D.C., October 21, 2015 – The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today voted on the final investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico; the report includes recommendations for addressing regulatory gaps in safety oversight of petroleum storage facilities by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The report was discussed at a CSB public meeting this afternoon at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting was webcast and public comments were accepted. The Board also discussed several additional matters such as the status of several current CSB investigations, as well as the agency action plan for fiscal year 2015 in addition to newly confirmed Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland’s overview of her first 60 days. ... read more

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