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Regulatory Flaws, Repeated Violations Put Oil Refinery Workers At Risk

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby and M.B. Pell The Center for Public Integrity One evening last April at the Tesoro Corp.'s refinery in Anacortes, Washington, Matt Gumbel and six co-workers cautiously returned to service a stack of giant, radiator-like tubes filled with volatile hydrocarbons. The tubes, known as heat exchangers, tended to leak, especially during start-up, and workers sometimes armed themselves with long, steam-spewing lances to keep any escaping vapors from igniting. Nearby, another stack of exchangers droned at full temperature and pressure. Away from work, Gumbel, 34, enjoyed off-trail snowboarding and driving his turbocharged sports compact. On the job, he had a...

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