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2011-05-11 12:08:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency charged with investigating chemical accidents, today released test results confirming that two flash fires which occurred at the Hoeganaes Corporation plant in Gallatin, Tennessee this year involved the combustion of iron powder which had accumulated throughout the facility and became airborne in combustible concentrations. Click here for the full CSB news release....

2010-12-13 17:33:00

CSB Board Will Hear Testimony on how Offshore Drilling is Managed and Regulated in Other Countries Foreign Regulators, Industry Experts and Labor Representatives to Testify in Day-long Meeting in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board: Who and What: The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency charged with investigating chemical accidents, will hold a public hearing...

2009-10-05 13:40:00

Unions recommend Obama Administration fill vacant and soon-to-be-vacant Board seats PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several International Unions representing hundreds of thousands of chemical workers again criticize the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), today for their report on the October 11, 2008, oleum release at INDSPEC Chemical Corporation in Petrolia, PA. The unions reacted to the CSB's new report on a release of oleum, an acid used in various industries, from a...

2008-09-29 18:00:33

By Ken Ward Jr. Federal investigators looking into last month's deadly explosion at Bayer CropScience's Institute plant say they are going to closely examine the company's delay in providing detailed information to local emergency responders. "That's one of the issues we're very interested in is emergency response and community notification," said John Bresland, chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Board investigators are in the early stages of a probe of the Aug. 28 explosion and...

2008-08-20 15:01:00

By The Associated Press TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Friday it will investigate the storage tank explosion that killed three workers and injured a fourth at a paper mill in northern Wisconsin last month. The explosion at Packaging Corporation of America in Tomahawk may be similar to explosions at other paper mills during hot work, Board chairman John Bresland said. "CSB investigators were present at the mill throughout last week, examining the accident scene,...

2007-08-01 06:04:46

By Greg Lacour, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Aug. 1--A 2006 chemical plant explosion in Morganton that killed one person and injured 14 was the result of lax oversight by the plant's parent company, haphazard management of chemicals and the lack of an emergency plan, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has concluded. All of the problems involved Synthron's failure to comply with commonly accepted industry safety standards, board officials said Tuesday. "The safeguards are well-known," said...

2005-11-08 12:10:56

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board sent officials to investigate the deaths of two contract workers at Valero Energy Corp.'s oil refinery in Delaware City, Delaware, the agency said Tuesday. The officials were sent to the plant Monday afternoon "to gather preliminary information to assess whether the incident warrants further investigation by the CSB," the CSB said. The workers, who were performing maintenance at the plant, died early on Sunday in a silo after being...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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