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Company buying bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery promises 18,000 jobs in next 10 years

“It’s projects like this, I believe, that will help jump-start our economy."
By Catalina Jaramillo

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Philadelphia proposes banning hydrofluoric acid, toxic chemical in refinery explosion

The proposal stems from last summer’s explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.
By Susan Phillips

Philly has a new way to track air quality — but it won’t help in an emergency

Pretty much every day, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery sent thick black-gray plumes of smoke into the air, to mingle with emissions from nearby Philadelphia International Airport and the two interstate highways that run through Grays Ferry.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Future of PES refinery could be decided Friday behind closed doors

Auction is scheduled, but it's 'very much an inside decision process,' one observer said
By Catalina Jaramillo

High levels of cancer-causing gas recorded at PES refinery in May, report reveals

“Within the community, we never found levels of benzene high enough to indicate a threat to human health."
By Catalina Jaramillo

Six months after the fire, both ex-refinery workers and PES struggle to find new lives

Many former employees of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery had to switch careers. A considerable number remain unemployed.

By Catalina Jaramillo