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Who authorized the tampering with safety devices ? Anything happen to them ?

Hi Adam,
In my research, I did not find out about any tampering of the devices. What I surmise, is that Conoco paid fines for not following procedures, but I'm not sure if anyone was fired or held liable within the company. Glad you enjoyed the blog!

WHAT DANGEROUS GAS HIGHLY VOLATIVE or OTHER DANGERS IS THERE TO AFFECTS ALL AREAS BODY LUNGS IS IT ACID OR ELSE & SURVIVAL ESP.SICK DIEING DISEASED & ALL EMERGENCY NESS NEDDS & PRACTICE MAKE IS TO DO????????? IN REFINERYS HAZZORDS ECT. COMMERICE CITY CO. MAGAZINE DID NOT TELL REALY PROTOCALS OR ANY ELSE AT COMMERICE REC. CNTR. CO. FEW YRS AGO 5 MORE OR LESS NOT KNOW MAGAZINE ????

What????

I remember watching the blaze from our front room window. It shook the house when it blew up. Our school was on standby for evacuation because there was a chlorine tank close to the main fire. We later learned that one of my dad's co-workers son was killed in the blast. We were also told that it had been ignited by a spark from a welder...

I remember when this happened. I was still sleeping before my first junior year on high school class started that morning. I remember getting awoken by a huge boom and the our house shook. We were probably 6 miles away.
Actually just drove by that refinery this evening.
Thanks for the article brought back the memories

Hi Jeb,

Yes, every time I drive by the refinery I think about what happened. Glad you enjoyed the blog. I'll be writing about more fires in the Denver area soon. All the best,
James

I lived within 2miles of the refinery. There was a fine dust that people breathed in. I'm thinking insulation. I had platelet problems within 6months. Years later I have been diagnosed with scleroderma. My mom's house had cracked all over .

Hi Sheila,
I am sorry to hear about the heath problems the refinery caused. As I understand, the refinery still has environmental problems and issues, especially to the surrounding neighborhood. Hopefully one day, we'll not need the refinery so close to Denver.
All the best,
James

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