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Sulfuric acid leak shuts down West Virginia silica plant

A sulfuric acid leak at a West Virginia silica plant caused a shutdown of the facility on May 13, according to information provided by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
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Improved chemical plant safety goal impeded by faulty accident data

About 90% of all national data on chemical plants in the United States is wrong, suggesting that the real risk of an incident occurring cannot be accurately estimated, according to a new investigation.
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Human error identified as major cause of equipment failures in chemical process plants

One in five accidents caused by equipment failures in the chemical process industries are the result of human and organizational error.
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