Stop the use of Hydroflouric Acid at the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior, WI.
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We call on our legislators to make sure Hydroflouric Acid is no longer used in the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. The most recent explosion was 200-150 feet away from causing a massive catastrophe- risking the lives of roughly 100,000 citizens. There are less dangerous chemicals to use in the refining process.
Please read this Horrifying Scenario
"Following 9/11, in his book The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation, Stephen Flynn argued, “Our top national priority must be to ensure that our society and our infrastructure are resilient enough not to break under the strain of natural disasters or terrorist attacks” 7 c (p. 110). In an article taken from his book, Flynn develops a disaster scenario at an HF-using refinery in a major metropolitan area. He describes events following an “entirely plausible” fictional attack on the refinery’s HF tanks and a major release: “Thousands of people are trapped in their cars as the hydrofluoric cloud drifts over them, burning their eyes and eyelids. Soon, their lungs become inflamed and congested, depriving them of oxygen and leading to seizures. Most die within ten hours.” Variations of this scenario might be applicable at any one of the 50 HF-using refineries in the United States. In addition to the resiliency Flynn calls for, the nation’s refining infrastructure also needs to be resilient enough not to break under the strain of unplanned and unintended systems failures during the course of normal operations, startups and shut downs. These are far more common than natural disasters and terrorist attacks. " Source below:
US Steelworkers - the Use of Hydroflouric Acid in refineries
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