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Industrial Disasters

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  • Oil refineries need to heed concerns, implement safety improvements

    Oil refineries need to heed concerns, implement safety improvements
    "The most important thing is to shelter in place, stay indoors, no outdoor activity, turn the air conditioners off, keep the windows closed.” This was the instruction Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey gave to neighbors of the Exxon Mobil refinery,...
  • Keystone XL oil pipeline: What you need to know about the dispute

    Keystone XL oil pipeline: What you need to know about the dispute
    One of the biggest environmental controversies of the Obama administration got locked up in Congress again this week, when the Republican-controlled Senate failed to override President Obama's recent veto of legislation that would have forced a decision...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River

    Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River
    An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday. The spill from the derailment, which occurred Thursday,...
  • Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment

    Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment
    Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said Thursday's rail tanker derailment near Galena is another episode in a series of accidents involving crude oil tankers that he fears will happen with increasing frequency unless something is done to change federal rules...
  • Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say

    Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say
    The fiery train derailment Thursday near Galena should serve as a wake-up call for the state and the Chicago area to be better prepared in the event of a similar incident in the metropolitan area, officials said. The BNSF Railway train carrying 103 tank...
  • Canadian oil train derails in Ontario, no injuries

    A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil toward eastern Canada derailed early Saturday near Gogama in northern Ontario, causing fires that spread to a nearby waterway, according to Ontario Provincial Police. No injuries were reported, police...
  • EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire

    EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois. The agency said Friday that it's conducting air monitoring, taking water samples and...
  • Four injured by large blast at Torrance refinery

    A large explosion Wednesday at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance sent flames into the air, injuring four and leaving residents with a stark reminder of the dangers that come with living in the South Bay's refinery zone. The blast occurred about 8:...
  • Refinery explosion injures 4; shaking with magnitude of 1.7 earthquake

    Refinery explosion injures 4; shaking with magnitude of 1.7 earthquake
    Four workers suffered minor injuries after a large explosion Wednesday morning at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, according to an Exxon spokesman. The explosion was the equivalent of a magnitude 1.7 earthquake, according to Caltech. Residents in...
  • Huge Exxon Mobil explosion a reminder of refinery dangers

    Huge Exxon Mobil explosion a reminder of refinery dangers
    A large explosion Wednesday at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance sent flames into the air, injuring four and leaving residents with a stark reminder of the dangers that come with living in the South Bay’s refinery zone. The blast occurred at...
  • Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion

    Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion
    Wholesale gas prices rose 6 to 10 cents in California after a large explosion at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance injured four workers and shut down a portion of the plant. “The shutdown at the Torrance refinery coupled with the earlier...