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CSB: Valves Unable to be Closed Manually During Fire

“The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said on Wednesday a fuel leak, possibly due to open valves and a running pump, set off a massive blaze at a Mitsui & Co Ltd petrochemical storage operation along the Houston Ship Channel in March.”

According to the Reuters, CSB lead investigator Crystal Thomas “noted that valves on the piping had to be operated manually, preventing emergency workers from being able to shut the piping system as the fire spread.”

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