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Neutralization of hydrofluoric acid to begin Monday at PES refinery

PES Fire fighters continue to battle flames at the PES refinery. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Philadelphia, PA - Workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia are planning to start neutralizing tens of thousands of barrels of a highly toxic chemical beginning Monday (Aug. 5). The refinery is shutting down after an explosion and fire destroyed part of the plant. The company has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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