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5 die in Wash. refinery blast, fire
MSN/MSNBC ^ | 10:38 p.m. MT, Fri., April 2, 2010 | staff and news service reports

Posted on 04/03/2010 2:45:55 AM PDT by Uncle Ike

ANACORTES, Wash. - An explosion and fire at a Washington state oil refinery shook homes and shot flames into the night sky early Friday, killing five people and critically injuring two others.

The fire struck the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle on Puget Sound, at about 12:30 a.m., the company said. The blaze occurred while maintenance work was being performed and was extinguished in about 90 minutes.

Four workers -- two women and two men -- were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, about 70 miles south of the refinery, with severe burns. The two women later died and the two men remained in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: anacortes; anacorteswa; explosion; refinery; wa
" The blaze occurred while a unit was being brought back online after maintenance. The fire was extinguished in about 90 minutes. "

Appears to be "natural causes", rather than "Man-made Disaster" -- either way, we're gonna feel this at the pump...


1 posted on 04/03/2010 2:45:55 AM PDT by Uncle Ike
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To: Uncle Ike

March-April is the changeover to more
expensive summer gasoline

Easter blessings from the oil industry

2 posted on 04/03/2010 3:26:11 AM PDT by element92
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To: element92
"Easter blessings from the oil industry"

No, Easter blessings from the government controlled energy production and the environmentalists. We wouldn't be facing these problems but for their interference in the market!

3 posted on 04/03/2010 5:44:46 AM PDT by Old Badger (boy do opportunities abound everywhere for Real Conservatives!)
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