Husky Energy

Husky Energy Announces Rebuild of Superior Refinery

Continued use of controversial chemical Hydrogen Flouride facing backlash.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Nearly a year after the explosion at Husky Energy Refinery, the company announced their plans for a $400 million rebuild, expected to create 350 jobs at its peak. However, the plan to continue using the controversial chemical Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) in the Refinery’s operations, is raising some eyebrows. Investigations found the initial explosion took place in the Fluid Catalytic…

Damaged Superior Fire Gear Approved for Replacement

City Council Approves Purchase of New Gear After Husky Explosion Damage

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior Firefighting gear damaged in the Husky Refinery Explosion is being replaced, thanks to a settlement agreement with the oil refinery company. The Fire Department was approved Tuesday night by the City Council to use the settlement money to purchase new turnout gear. Firefighters who came in contact with hazardous materials during that massive explosion at the Superior…

Wildlife Released Back Into the Water After Rehab Following Husky Events

For up to 72 hours, the birds went through a conditioning process, which allows them to be released back into the wild

GORDON, Wis. – The impact of the Husky incident in April reached many lives including wildlife. Some of these animals are finally free and back in the water after a serious recovery process. What started off as a typical day for Sean Haasnoot took a different turn and sent him on a goose chase. “We noticed one at first, it…

Public Invited To Listening Session On Husky Refinery Incident

The meeting will happen from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at Superior Middle School.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A lot of unanswered questions still remain nearly three weeks after the Husky Refinery explosion and fire in Superior. A community listening session is being held at Superior Middle School to address some of these issues. The meeting will happen from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Community members will have an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions about…

Superior Police Take It To the Sky With Drone Technology In Husky Fire Response

The four member Tactical Technology Unit linked up with the Husky Emergency Response Team to get better views from the air.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It turns out new technology high in the sky was a big help in battling the Husky Refinery fire last month. Drone footage from the Superior Police Department made it easier to determine if the scene was safe for firefighters. The Superior Police Department has a Tactical Technology Team. Some of these officers fly a drone in…

Superior Thanks First Responders After Husky Fire

City leaders wanted to personally thank the people who put their lives on the line to help others after the events at Husky that caused a mass evacuation in the Superior area.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The city of Superior stands united to thank the brave men and women who worked together to protect the community after the Husky Energy Explosion and fire last week. City leaders wanted to personally thank the people who put their lives on the line to help others after the events at Husky that caused a mass evacuation in the…

Health Expert Shares the Psychological Impact Husky Energy Explosion May Have On Someone

Experts say you should look for signs or symptoms and if they aren't resolved within a month after an event like this you're advised to seek professional help.

DULUTH, Minn. – The impact of a traumatic event like the Husky Energy explosion in Superior can have serious psychological effects on a person. Health experts know young children may sometimes begin to act out or show regressive behaviors after events like this. There is also potential for teens to indulge in risky behaviors and turn to drugs or alcohol….

Superior Residents React after Explosion, Fires at Husky Energy

An Explosion and Two Fires Rocked Husky Energy Superior Refinery Thursday, Causing Residents to be Evacuated

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Reports of smoke being seen from Highway 61 along the North Shore to Cloquet came in throughout Thursday as residents in Superior evacuated their workplace and homes. “None of us expected this to happen,” said UWS student Jonathan Patras. A day unlike any other in the City of Superior. Students at UWS received important news alerts as…

Husky Energy Explosion Eyewitness Describes Scene

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The City of Superior is under mandatory evacuation after two explosions and fires at the Husky Energy Refinery Thursday. The Superior Fire Chief Scott Gordon has confirmed the fire is out, but the evacuation is still in place. The main evacuation center is the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). The evacuation zone is three miles around the…