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From fellow panelist Steve Lerner at the Future of the South Symposium: The Gulf Oil Spill After One Year conference this weekend:

Between 2005 and 2009 Louisiana’s 17 oil refineries reported 2,607 chemical accidents to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. That’s 10 per week. 

(Read the rest of the stats in the refinery-accident report that came from here.)

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