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  • Residents return home after Wisconsin train derailment

    Residents return home after Wisconsin train derailment
    Authorities are letting residents return home Monday morning after a train derailment and fuel spill in Slinger, Wis., prompted an evacuation Sunday night, authorities said. Three locomotives and several railcars belonging to a Canadian National Railway...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

    Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety
    With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
  • Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme

    Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme
    Shortly after Bill Shaw Jr. stepped into a West Virginia gas station, his life was suddenly and irreversibly altered. The union ironworker was working as a welder on an interstate highway bridge project in December 2004 and had stopped to have his...
  • Chemical storage site burns

     
    Firemen send water onto flames at Marathon Cartage Co., in Santa Fe Springs....
  • Port blaze posed a challenge to firefighters, health scare at schools

    Port blaze posed a challenge to firefighters, health scare at schools
    A smoky, stubborn blaze that enveloped the Port of Los Angeles in a cloud of toxic soot challenged firefighters who turned to fireboats and scuba divers to attack the creosote-soaked World War II-era wooden pylons that smoldered on the waterline. The...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights

    Gov. Brown signs bills on birth control, inmate rights
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
  • Accident involving dump truck spills chemicals on U.S. 27

    Three people were treated at South Lake Hospital emergency room on Wednesday morning, following a multiple-car crash. All of the injuries were non-life threatening, the Clermont Police Department reports. It happened at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, when...
  • William 'Billy' Mitchell named Business Person of the Year

    William "Billy" Mitchell is the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Business Person of the Year. He is the owner of Environmental Services, Inc (ESI). Mitchell was honored during a ceremony at the Chamber's 46th Annual Dinner Meeting on Sept. 25....
  • Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple

    Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple
    Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water. At least three of the oil tankers were...