Feds to look into acid release at ExxonMobil refinery in Illinois

08/10/2009 | Reuters

The Chemical Safety Board will investigate a release of hydrofluoric acid at ExxonMobil's refinery in Joliet, Ill., last week. An employee was critically injured. A propane leak on the refinery's alkylation unit apparently led to the incident. "Investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing," ExxonMobil spokesman Kevin Allexon said.

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