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  • Chemical Leak At St. Mary's Hospital Contained

    A chemical leak in a lab at St. Mary's Hospital has been contained, a hospital spokeswoman said.
  • Study: Oil trains pose risk to region

    Study: Oil trains pose risk to region
    Oil trains coursing through Pennsylvania put a sizable portion of state's population at risk daily, including tens of thousands of Lehigh Valley residents, according to two reports released Monday. Living within the potential evacuation zone of an oil...

    W.Va. Senate OKs bill to scale back law after chemical spill

    State senators have approved a push to scale back a wide-ranging law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. A January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days spurred the law. The Senate...

    Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping

    Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping
    A runaway railroad car packed with lumber rolled through the Midvalley and into Scranton on Thursday. Around 5:25 p.m., a car on the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad tracks in Archbald came loose. Once the car began rolling away, emergency procedures...

    Lawyers sanctioned over misconduct with BP damage claims

    A federal judge has barred three lawyers — including one who worked inside a court-supervised facility — from handling damage claims over BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because they allegedly set up a system of payments to help speed...