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Ryan O’Callaghan is president of the United Steelworkers Local 10-1, which represents 640 union workers at Philadelphia Energy Solutions. The 150-year-old refinery is shutting down after a fire destroyed one of its units.

Members of the environmental group Philly Thrive took over a meeting about the legacy of clean-up at the PES Refinery.
Updated: November 8, 2019 | 10:38 am

Activists take over meeting on Philly refinery cleanup, demand public involvement

One protester said, “Ain’t no meeting going on if you’re not going to do it the way it’s supposed to be done. We were supposed to be part of the process — we’re going to be part of the process or ain’t going to be no process,”

By Catalina Jaramillo

In this photo taken April 9, 2015, people play with their dogs in view of train tank cars with placards indicating petroleum crude oil standing idle on the tracks, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia. Workers are in the process of neutralizing a highly toxic substance as part of a shut down.

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 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.

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.

‘Great progress’ in South Philly refinery cleanup, fire commissioner says

About half of the original 30,000 gallons of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid remains. “A good week,” Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says.
By Susan Phillips

Ryan O’Callaghan is president of the United Steelworkers Local 10-1, which represents 640 union workers at Philadelphia Energy Solutions. The 150-year-old refinery is shutting down after a fire destroyed one of its units.

Layoffs at PES refinery begin, as union argues for continued presence due to safety concerns

About 80 of the 640 union workers were walked off the site one week ahead of schedule.
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Neighbors and activists with Philly Thrive protest  Tuesday outside Preparatory Charter School ahead of the first meeting of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery advisory group.
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