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  • 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...
  • How BP's Whiting refinery manages as 57 percent of workers strike

    How BP's Whiting refinery manages as 57 percent of workers strike
    From the Chicago Skyway, the flares at BP's Whiting oil refinery look like burning cigarettes balanced upright. They continued to fire this week even as 1,065 workers entered the second week of a national strike affecting 11 production facilities,...
  • 22 Marines exposed to fire retardant in California accident

    22 Marines exposed to fire retardant in California accident
    Nearly two dozen Marines were treated for exposure to a fire retardant gas Thursday after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise, but there were no serious injuries, officials said. An equipment...
  • Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

    Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto
    The Republican-controlled Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House passed the bill on a 270-152 vote,...
  • Hampton Roads handles mock emergency at Surry Power Station

    Hampton Roads handles mock emergency at Surry Power Station
    The phone rang and it wasn't good. Firefighter Ed Tuck delivered the dire news to a group assembled early on a chilly, rain-soaked Tuesday at the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Station on Grace Street. At 8:10 a.m., the nuclear power plant in Surry had...
  • Chemical explosion at St. Charles industrial plant injures worker

    A worker was airlifted Friday to a hospital after a chemical processing-related explosion activated an automatic alarm system at an industrial plant on the east side of St. Charles. Firemen responded at 10:30 a.m. to the Midwest Powder Coating Co., 3865...
  • 5 Years After Kleen Energy Blast, 'Main Actor' Pays Fraction of $6.7 Million Fine

    5 Years After Kleen Energy Blast, 'Main Actor' Pays Fraction of $6.7 Million Fine
    Five years after a deadly gas explosion at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, a company described by a federal safety official as the "main actor" responsible for the blast has paid only $35,715 toward what was originally nearly $6.7 million in fines...
  • BNSF: Oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars

    BNSF: Oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars
    The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames when an oil train derailed near Galena were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, the railroad said. Thursday's accident in a rural area...
  • Garbage truck fuel leak forces short evacuation of Batavia library

    Garbage truck fuel leak forces short evacuation of Batavia library
    Batavia firefighters helped evacuate the lower level of the Batavia Public Library on Tuesday morning after responding to reports of an oil spill, officials said. Firefighters arrived at the library about 9:35 a.m. to find a small puddle of diesel...
  • Study: Oil trains pose risk to region

    Study: Oil trains pose risk to region
    Oil trains coursing through Pennsylvania put a sizable portion of the 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...
  • CSX train headed to Yorktown derails, bursts into flame

    CSX train headed to Yorktown derails, bursts into flame
    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. — A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one into the Kanawha River, igniting at least 14 tankers and sparking a house fire, officials said. The...