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The Galveston County Daily News: Special Reports

January 24, 2017

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Documents related to the BP Explosion

Lawsuits, multiple investigations on the state and federal level, plus the USW Union and BP's own investigation created thousands of pages of documents related to the 2005 explosion at the Texas City refinery that killed 15 people and injured more than 170.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Remembering lives lost in tragedy
Posted: March 24, 2015

TEXAS CITY — With refinery units hissing in the background and a bagpiper playing “Amazing Grace,” more than 150 people marched in front of Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery Monday night. 

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Monday 03/23/2015
BP explosions also a fixture in county courts
Posted: March 23, 2015

TEXAS CITY — When attorney Jim Galbraith looks back on the March 23, 2005 explosions at what was then BP’s Texas City refinery, he recalls the chaos created by the series of explosions that killed 15 people and injured more than 170.

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10 years later, problems within industry persists
Posted: March 23, 2015

In the days, months and first few years following the fatal explosions at BP’s Texas City refinery, investigators, regulators, oil industry officials and labor activists promised sweeping changes within the refining industry.

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New owners won’t mark anniversary
Posted: March 23, 2015

TEXAS CITY — Much has changed at the refinery where 10 years ago 15 people were killed and more than 170 injured. The biggest change is that the refinery has a new owner and a new name.

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Sunday 03/22/2015
'Now, I don't want to wake up'
Posted: March 22, 2015

HOUSTON  - For years, Glenn Alexander said he didn’t want to sleep. These days he doesn’t want to wake up.

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‘I have peace now as I did then.’
Posted: March 22, 2015

GLENMORA, LA. — Becky Calloway is not one to dwell on anger, deep sorrow or who is to blame for the 2005 explosions at BP’s Texas City refinery that killed her husband, Dan Hogan.

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‘Sometimes you don’t (cope). You can’t control everything.’
Posted: March 22, 2015

Glenn Alexander wasn’t the only member of the family who struggles with what happened that day 10 years ago. Brandon Alexander was 16 when his mother was killed.

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‘I thought if I helped people I would get better. I haven’t gotten better.’
Posted: March 22, 2015

Ten years and millions of dollars received in a court settlement withs BP have not curbed Eva Rowe’s anger.

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Lives forever changed
Posted: March 22, 2015

TEXAS CITY — At about 1:20 p.m. on March 23, 2005, an overflow of highly flammable material shot from a sub-unit at the BP Texas City refinery’s isomerization unit and was ignited by a truck’s idling diesel engine. That set off a cascade of explosions that leveled nearby office trailers, killing 15 people and injuring more than 170.

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