"Four Years After Deadly Blast, Tesoro Mostly Unscathed"

"It was the state’s worst industrial accident in nearly 50 years.

On a chilly April night in 2010, a giant fireball lit up the sky above Anacortes, Washington. A southeast wind pushed a plume of black smoke toward the heart of this seaside town an hour north of Seattle. ...

That explosion at the Tesoro refinery on the outskirts of Anacortes killed seven workers.

Four years later, no one has been held publicly accountable for the deaths of Daniel Aldridge, Matt Bowen, Matt Gumbel, Darrin Hoines, Lew Janz, Kathryn Powell and Donna Van Dreumel."

John Ryan reports for KUOW July 6, 2014.

Source: KUOW/NPR, 07/09/2014