TwitterACicon86x90vert
UPS mail box webbanner728x90
facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | XRT | B96 | US99 | WDRV || FB CRIME | FIRE

   *** SCORES: BEARS | BLACKHAWKS | BULLS | CUBS | FIRE | WHITE SOX ***
YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas PricesFloridaCardinal.comGLOBALCONFLICTMAPS.COMArlingtoncards.com THE GUIDE

Philadelphia Refinery Explosion: Explosion and Fire Involving Vat of Butane at Philadelphia Energy Solutions

Fri June 21 2019 9:42 am  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=577878
Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"
| NEWS NOW | LOCAL NEWS | WEATHER NOW | US/World Chicago | Movies Cardinal Theater

Homes as far away as south New Jersey were rocked by a series of explosions at a Philadelphia refinery that manufactures gasoline, jet fuel, and petrochemicals.

Philadelphia police and firefighters, and local refinery firefighter crews responded about 4:00 a.m. Friday June 21, 2019 to an explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions, 3144 Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia. Residents reported several explosions that were felt, seen and/or heard in South Jersey and Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Projectiles were seen rapidly flying from the blast center. The address is located in south Philadelphia, just east of the Philadelphia International Airport.

Residents in the Philadelphia area were awakened by multiple explosions and a massive fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex that continues to burn.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy reported that Philadelphia’s Emergency Office of Emergency Management officials initially asked people downwind and east of the fire to shelter in place as a precautionary measure because of plume smoke. The order was lifted about 7:00 a.m.

Portions of the I-76 expressway and the city’s Platt Bridge were closed after the fire, according to Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management.

One refinery employee complained of chest pains after the fire started, but that person did not need to be taken to a hospital, and no other injuries have been reported, according to Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy. No people were missing.

According to Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), the refinery is the 10th largest in the US and is the largest oil refining complex on the Eastern seaboard. Philadelphia Energy Solutions employs more than 1,000 people and refines 335,000 barrels of crude oil a day.

Butane is simple organic compound consisting of four carbon atoms and 10 hydrogen atoms. is one of the products — along with gasoline, heating oil and propane — that comes from the process of refining crude oil.

When oxygen is available, butane burns to form carbon dioxide and water vapor. When oxygen is limited, butane burns to form carbon (soot) or carbon monoxide may also be formed. Authorities are monitoring the air quality in the area. Other elements in the atmosphere can result in the production of nitrogen dioxide — a toxic, reddish brown gas with a pungent, acrid odor. Nitrogen dioxide can injure the respiratory epithelium, can cause bronchoconstriction, tissue inflammation of airways, reduced lung function, asthma attacks and negative cardiac effects and cardiovascular disease. At least one study has shown an increase in cardiovascular disease-related emergency room admissions related to atmospheric levels of nitrogen dioxide. Admission were related to elevated myocardial infarcions and hemorrhagic strokes.

According to the National Weather Service observations at Philadelphia International Airport nearby, the wind was Southwest 10 MPH at 3:54 a.m. Friday June 21, 2019. Other weather observations were Mostly Cloudy, 73°F with 90% Relative Humidity, and barometric pressure 29.49 inches.

PES employs an industrial hygienist to take air-quality readings. The area “is clear,” according to Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy. PES is also expected to continue to monitor the air in neighborhoods to the east. Initially it was unknown whether any government environmental officials were verifying the readings monitored by PES.







CNBC discusses gasoline futures after a fire and explosion at Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. The refinery located outside Philadelphia is the longest continuously operating refinery on the East Coast. Gasoline futures are moving upwards on the news.

SOURCE(S):
Collart P, Dubourg D, Levêque A, Sierra NB, Coppieters Y.
Short-term effects of nitrogen dioxide on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease in Wallonia, Belgium. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Mar 15;255:231-236. Epub 2017 Dec 24.

MORE INFO BELOW ADS …




^^ MOBILE? USE VOICE MIC ^^

 facebook … 

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/ArlingtonHeightsCrime

Please ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page. See all of The Cardinal Facebook fan pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook …


Help fund The Cardinal Arlingtoncardinal.com/sponsor


THANKS FOR READING CARDINAL NEWS

CBS Philly’s Chantee Lans reports on the Philadelphia Energy Solutions fire in southwest Philadelphia.

CARDINAL NEWS POPULAR TRENDING ...

~ ALSO ~
Cardinal News Last Year Today's Date
CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Friday, June 21st, 2019

Tags: , , , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
 
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog
« EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER »

Comments for Arlingtoncardinal.com
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the Arlingtoncardinal.com article per se. Please comment on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook ...

SUBMIT CRIME TIPS ...
Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on CitizenObserver.com and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check CitizenObserver.com for availability for your community.

   Arlingtoncardinal.com/traffic | Traffic on Twitter

CARDINAL NEWS @EARLYREPORT | #ad▼

CHICAGOLAND RADAR


Weather radar map is provided by DarkSky.net
WEATHER | NEXRAD | INTERACTIVE RADAR | NWS+

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET TWITTER

UPS mail box webbanner728x90