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RECORD NUMBER: 15 OF 25
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||How to prevent runaway reactions : case study: phenol-formaldehyde reaction hazards /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office.|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, CEPPP,|
|Report Number||EPA 550-F99-004|
|Subjects||Phenol-formaldehyde ; Chemicals--Safety measures|
|Additional Subjects||Accident investigations ; Chemical plants ; Chemical compounds ; Occupational safety and health ; Injuries ; Fatalities ; Safety analysis ; Industrial accidents ; Chemical safety ; Chemical industry ; Explosions ; Fires ; Impacts ; Evacuation ; Hazardous materials ; Emergencies ; Responses ; Work environments ; Expert systems ; US EPA ; Federal agencies ; Regulations ; Recommendations ; Napp Technologies Incorporated ; Lodi(New Jersey) ; Chemical reactors ; Phenol formaldehyde resins ; Hazards ; Prevention ; Fatality ; Environmental impact ; Ventilation ; Recurrence ; Process chemistry ; Chemical reaction kinetics ; Statutes ; Safety management ; Lessons learned ; Case studies ; Georgia-Pacific Resins Incorporated ; Columbus(Ohio)|
|Collation||6 p. ; 28 cm.|
Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), EPA and OSHA have worked together to investigate certain chemical accidents. The fundamental objective of this joint effort is to determine and report to the public the facts, conditions, circumstances, and causes or probable causes of any chemical accident that results in a fatality, serious injury, substantial property damage, or serious off-site impacts, including large scale evacuation of the general public. The ultimate goal is to determine the root causes in order to reduce the likelihood of recurrence, minimize the consequences associated with accidental releases, and to make chemical production, processing, handling and storage safer. On April 21, 1995, an explosion and fire took place at the Napp Technologies (Napp) facility in Lodi, New Jersey, resulting in deaths, injuries, public evacuations, and serious damage both on and off site. The accident occurred when Napp employees were attempting to blend sodium hydrosulfite, aluminum powder, potassium carbonate and benzaldehyde, in order to make a gold precipitating agent.
"EPA 550-F99-004." "August 1999." "www.epa.gov/ceppo/"