Husky Refinery Explosion

Looking Back, Ahead Three Years After Husky Refinery Explosion Rocked Superior

Now three years to the day later officials with the Husky Refinery say rebuild is going well.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s been three years to the day since the Husky Refinery exploded shaking the City Of Superior and forcing thousands to leave their homes and evacuate. Mayor Jim Paine looks back at the incident, as Husky says it’s on track for a full 2023 reopen April 26th 2018 was turned upside down when the Refinery exploded. “We were…

New Heavy Equipment’s Arrival Marks Milestone in 2022 Completion of Husky Rebuild

So far the Spring of 2022 is when operations are set to resume, and officials said the arrival of the Vacuum Column is a big step.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Husky Refinery in Superior makes another step forward in rebuilding after the 2018 explosion with a major piece of hardware stored at Fraser Shipyards — ready for installation. So far officials with Husky say the project is still pushed back a year after the pandemic halted construction from March until June, but they said they’re on track…

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…

Eroding Valve Potentially Caused Husky Refinery Explosion

Investigators say it's similar to one that occurred in Torrance, California at Exxon Mobile's refinery.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The potential cause behind the Husky Energy refinery explosion in Superior is believed to be found during an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Investigators tell us it appears the explosion could have happened due to an eroded piece of equipment.  Click here for a play-by-play animated video of before, during and after the explosion. “You…

National Day of Pray Honors Those Affected by the Husky Refinery Explosion

This year the tradition in Superior was different than the past.

SUPERIOR, Wis,-  The U.S. National Day of Prayer is May 3rd and in Superior, the ceremony differed from years past. Community members gave special prayers for those affected by the Husky Refinery Explosion. Mayor Jim Paine joined in remembering what some are calling a traumatic experience. As we’ve seen over the past week Superior residents are reaching out to one…

Superior Schools Helping Students Cope with Explosion

The school district wants to make sure students dealing with stress, will receive help.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s been a week of getting back to normal for some Superior students after just last week, some witnessed the Husky Refinery explosion right from their classroom window. Now educators and families are discussing mental health. The school district wants to make sure students dealing with stress, will receive help.  Families and educators are keeping a close eye…