||EPA chemical accident investigation report : Tosco Avon Refinery, Martinez, California.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office. ;Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office,
Industrial accidents--Environmental aspects. ;
Industrial accidents--California--Case studies.
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Industrial accidents ;
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Hazardous materials ;
Environmental impact ;
Chemical industry ;
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Tosco Avon Refinery ;
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|| p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
On January 21, 1997, an explosion and fire occurred at the Hydrocracker Unit of the Tosco Refinery at Martinez, California, resulting in one death, 46 worker injuries and precautionary sheltering-in-place for the surrounding community. The accident involved the release and autoignition of a mixture of flammable hydrocarbons and hydrogen under high temperature and pressure. EPA undertook an investigation into the causes and underlying circumstances associated with this accident because of its serious consequences (fatality, injuries and offsite concern), the potential for greater impacts, and the opportunity to learn from this accident how similar accidents could be prevented.
Cover title. "EPA 550-R-98-009." "November 1998." Includes bibliographical references.