More on a Trial Related to the BP Texas City Explosion: Suggestions for flare at BP plant date to 1977
From the Houston Chronicle…
GALVESTON — Plant managers, both before and after BP acquired the Texas City refinery in 1998, thought a flare to burn off excess flammable vapors should have been added to a unit involved in the deadly March 2005 blast.
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