Authorities continue to investigate cause of refinery explosion, evacuees head home

The EPA set up an air quality monitoring station on N. 59th and Baxter Ave

The EPA set up an air quality monitoring station on N. 59th and Baxter Ave

Corbett Bainter and his girlfriend spent Thursday night with friends after officials urged many Superior residents to evacuate. "When this crisis happened, they kept a cool head; they acted with sound judgment and in many cases downright courage". He said the immediate area of the explosion and the ensuring asphalt fire remained "very hot" on Friday, and that fire crews on loan from nearby Duluth, Minnesota, were still mopping up.

"I can see black billowing smoke, and it's lingering in the sky", said Bunny Vidotto, who lives in Superior, WI and is originally from Thunder Bay, Ont., in an interview with CBC News on Thursday.

The asphalt fire sent chemicals into the air in gaseous form, and those tiny particles can stick around long after the smoke has dissipated, according to Wilma Subra, a chemist with the Louisiana Environmental Action Network who has examined past refinery accidents.

Mike Hoyt and Dan Sertich of the Superior Wis. Fire Department

"In one of the largest disasters this community has ever seen", Paine said, "everyone is going home the next day".

The evacuations extended 10 miles south of the refinery, three miles east and west, and one mile north. "And besides, we won some money", she said.

"We found consistent low trace levels, well below any health standards, virtually everywhere that we went for volatile chemicals, particulates and dust, the kinds of things that can adhere to smoke", he said.

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The former USA presidents, starting from 1981, including Barack Obama, also refused to call the historical events a "genocide". The US president, just as before, used an Armenian term translated as "a great tragedy". "It's a historic day for Armenia".

"We want to make sure that it doesn't reignite", said Superior Fire Chief Steven Panger.

Refinery manager Kollin Schade said six injured workers were taken to hospitals and seven others were treated at the scene following Thursday's explosion.

Paine gave thanks to the Superior fire and police departments, the Husky Energy crew, federal and state resources, Douglas County and help from Minnesota, particularly Duluth.

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She said: "The problem at the time is that they were not documented with that right, and that is what we are now putting right". After uproar from MPs, she said that people "up and down this country" want action taken against illegal immigrants.

"That was the nature of the evacuation", Paine said. If you were here, you saw the gridlock throughout the city of Superior.

The fire was contained Thursday at 6:42 p.m. "So yes, it was important to be transparent about the risk to the public and what we were dealing with, but public safety comes first", he said.

"The emergency situation at the refinery is now over, and our focus in the days ahead will turn to the investigation and understanding the root cause of the incident", Husky Energy CEO Rob Peabody said in a statement.

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Mossad is believed to have assassinated Palestinian militants and scientists in the past, but rarely confirms such operations. Al Batsh was a lecturer at Universiti Kuala Lumpur , specialising in power engineering, according to the university.

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