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2019 Refinery Advisory Group Report

The City of Philadelphia released, “A Close Call and an Uncertain Future: An assessment of the past, present, and next steps for Philadelphia’s largest refinery.” The report was authored by Managing Director Brian Abernathy and Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel, who served as co-chairs of the Refinery Advisory Group  established after the explosion and fire at the PES Refinery on June 21, 2019.

Members of the Refinery Advisory Group worked with the City, stakeholders, and community members to:

  • Consider how the closure of the PES facility will affect Philadelphia’s economy, environment, and public health and safety.
  • Share ideas for how the site can provide the best use and highest value, with an emphasis on options that are both economically feasible and positive for the city.
  • Gather feedback from the public and from various organizations to better inform City officials.

The report and reference materials cited in the report are below.

Name Description Released Format
A Close Call and an Uncertain Future: An assessment of the past, present, and next steps for Philadelphia’s largest refinery PDF 2019 PES Refinery Report December 2, 2019
IMAAC Air Modeling Summary PDF Cited in the 2019 PES Refinery Report. December 4, 2019
Written Testimony – Auchincloss et al, Drexel University PDF Cited in the 2019 PES Refinery Report. December 4, 2019
US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board PES Factual Update PDF Cited in the 2019 PES Refinery Report. December 4, 2019

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