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Duluth council asks EPA to reconsider use of dangerous chemical

Chopper 5 can be seen in this file photo while the Husky Energy oil refinery fire burns in the background. Photo: KSTP
Chopper 5 can be seen in this file photo while the Husky Energy oil refinery fire burns in the background.

Updated: July 16, 2019 07:33 AM

The Duluth City Council is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider whether petroleum refineries should be allowed to continue their use of a dangerous and potentially deadly chemical.

WDIO-TV reports the council voted late Monday on the request involving hydrogen fluoride and the safety of area residents following the reconstruction of a refinery that exploded in neighboring Superior, Wisconsin.

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