The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board will be holding a public meeting in Superior next month to discuss the Husky Refinery fire and explosion on April 26 which caused over 30 injuries and an evacuation of a good portion of Superior.

The federal agency will be hosting the meeting which is open to the public at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the University of Wisconsin Superior’s Yellowjacket Union, people attending the meeting can make public comments for up to three minutes. The board who is investigating the incident will provide the public with factual updates into the investigation.

The hearings were requested in September in a letter by five members of Congress who were concerned about the presence of a potentially dangerous chemical compound (hydrogen fluoride) near the April 26 blast site. No hydrogen fluoride was released in the blast which was in a tank 150 feet from the explosion. For more information Click Here

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