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A large flare burns off fuel at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery while firefighters battle a fire there.

Refinery fire in South Philadelphia Friday January 21, 2019.

Risk plan for Philly refinery shows a hydrogen fluoride release could have been disastrous. Some say the toxic chemical is too dangerous to keep using

The explosion at Philadelphia Energy Solutions raises questions about a substance — which is also used at two nearby plants — that is so toxic, a vapor cloud of it could travel for miles and cause blindness, serious burns, permanent injuries or death.

By Susan Phillips

A fire burns at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery hours after a series of early morning explosions at the 150-year-old industrial complex at 3100 W. Passyunk Ave. on June 21.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions' refinery.
Updated: July 11, 2019 | 3:34 pm

Philadelphia Energy Solutions extends pay for refinery workers

Majority workers will now get paid until the end of August.
By Emily Pontecorvo, WHYY

Philadelphia Energy Solutions workers leave the South Philly plant Wednesday. The plant, scheduled to close next month, employs about 1,000 people.

Refinery workers watch protestors outside the PES refinery Tuesday.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions workers leave the South Philly plant Wednesday. The plant, scheduled to close next month, employs about 1,000 people.
Updated: June 28, 2019 | 5:48 pm

Lawsuit claims Philadelphia Energy Solutions failed to give workers ample warning of layoffs

Federal law: Certain employers must give 60 days notice, or provide severance pay 
By Susan Phillips

Philadelphia firefighters gather at the entrance to Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery, while a large flare burns off fuel to prevent it from feeding the massive fire at the refinery.

A fire burns at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery hours after a series of early morning explosions at the 150-year-old industrial complex at 3100 W. Passyunk Ave. on June 21.
Updated: June 26, 2019 | 5:36 pm

Philadelphia refinery damaged by fire will close, city says; union calls layoffs a ‘disgrace’

The explosion and fire took a day and a half to extinguish and destroyed the unit that turned crude oil into gasoline. Four employees were hurt.

By Susan Phillips

A large flare burns off fuel at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery while firefighters battle a fire there. The wind carried the black smoke toward residential areas of South Philadelphia. (Emma lee/WHYY)

Philadelphia officials to convene working group on the PES refinery fire, while residents rally to shut the plant down

City says the refinery explosion, fire did not impact public health
By Susan Phillips and Dana Bate, WHYY
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