The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it is calling for the nationwide phase-out of hydrogen fluoride alkylation units.
“Hydrogen fluoride is such a deadly component, and there are new and safer technologies available,” said USW Vice President Gary Beevers, who is in charge of the union’s oil sector.
“It’s a matter of health and safety to us. It’s a matter of money to the industry. We think they should change to a safer alternative,” Beevers added ... more