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How Philly narrowly avoided disaster after refinery explosion

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Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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Federal regulators have confirmed that more than 3,000 pounds of a toxic chemical called called hydrofluoric acid was released during the massive explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in June. StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Susan Phillips breaks down why no one was injured and how the city narrowly avoided a disaster.

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