Full Description Tyson Foods, Inc. The Company operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods.
Tyson was founded in with its headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas. Part 68, require owners and operators of a stationary source that has more than a threshold quantity of a regulated substance in a process to develop and implement a risk management program.
The Tyson facilities named in this consent decree are subject to these regulations because the refrigeration systems at these facilities each contain more than the threshold of 10, pounds of anhydrous ammonia.
On October 31,an anhydrous Tyson food inc release occurred at the South Hutchinson, KS facility resulting in one fatality and one injury. An OSHA investigation revealed that the Standard Operating Procedure SOP requiring personal protective equipment was inadequate and that the safety relief valve that failed was installed incorrectly, and was corroded and worn.
EPA conducted an inspection on November 18,and found that the February, Process Hazard Analysis noted numerous deficiencies which had not been corrected, including Management of Change Review related to valve motors and multiple nuisance leaks occurring during the manual operation of the valves similar to what occurred on the November 8,ammonia release.
On December 9,an anhydrous ammonia release occurred at the Hutchinson, KS facility resulting in ten injuries and An OSHA inspection revealed that the vibration on the filter housing caused threads to deteriorate, allowing the filter oil seal to fail.
On December 26,an anhydrous ammonia release occurred at the Omaha, NE facility resulting in 5 on-site injuries and the evacuation of employees. On October 4,and November 5,there were anhydrous ammonia releases at the Perry, IA facility that injured the same employee.
Tyson blamed the October 4,incident on operator error alleging that the employee failed to lock out the ammonia line when initiating a line break and failure to follow SOPs for proper personal protective equipment. However, it was also noted in incident investigation that there was a 3 way safety relief valve failure.
On October 30,there was an anhydrous ammonia release at the Sioux City, IA facility that resulted in one injury and the release of 3, lbs.
Again, Tyson blamed the operator and cited four operator errors in the incident investigation report: On December 13,an anhydrous ammonia release occurred at the Madison, NE facility resulting in 3 injuries and a release of lbs. The point of discharge was from a pressure relief valve header on the roof.
Injunctive Relief Tyson is required to, as part of the settlement embodied in the Decree: The Auditor shall next conduct on-site Audits of the ammonia refrigeration systems at all the facilities according to a schedule set forth in the audit protocol.
Within 45 days of receiving the Audit report, Tyson shall submit a response to EPA which shall include a plan to correct identified violations within 6 months for non-capital expenditures and within 12 months for capital expenditures.
Once Tyson has completed implementation of any corrective measure, Tyson shall certify the completion of the work. In addition, Tyson has agreed to perform non-destructive testing at certain piping used in its refrigeration systems at the 23 facilities.
The non-destructive testing is designed to identify piping that was partly responsible for some of the anhydrous ammonia releases by testing threaded piping connections less than two 2 inches in diameter because of their potential for failure.
The 23 facilities in Region VII have a combined inventory of 1, of anhydrous ammonia on-site.Wherever your talents lie, Tyson® Foods provides an opportunity to challenge yourself and make a difference.
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