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  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Philadelphia

    Authorities are probing the partial derailment of a freight train early Saturday in South Philadelphia. The incident took place around 3 a.m. in a CSX Corp. rail yard around 11th Street and Pattison Avenue near the sports complex, CSX spokesman Rob...
  • Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

    Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast
    Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call...
  • 4 injured in explosion and fire at Turano Bakery garage

    4 injured in explosion and fire at Turano Bakery garage
    Four people were injured, one seriously, when a propane tank exploded and started a fire that destroyed a truck maintenance garage for Turano Baking Co. in Oak Park on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The explosion occurred around 2:15 p.m. as workers...
  • Worker injured in Oak Park explosion remains in hospital

    Worker injured in Oak Park explosion remains in hospital
    One of four people injured in a propane tank explosion that started a fire at a truck maintenance garage for Turano Baking in Oak Park remained in the hospital Wednesday, officials said. The explosion occurred around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday as workers were...
  • Bus crashes into oil tanker in southern Pakistan, killing 57

    Bus crashes into oil tanker in southern Pakistan, killing 57
    A passenger bus crashed into an oil tanker in southern Pakistan early Sunday, killing 57 people with remains charred beyond recognition, officials said. Dr. Seemi Jamali, who heads the emergency section at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center in...
  • EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste

    EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste
    Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity....
  • Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

    Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety
    A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the...
  • Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spill

    Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spill
    More than 5,000 people in the rural Montana city of Glendive have been told not to use municipal water because elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene were found downstream from a weekend crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River. Officials said they...
  • BP trial's last phase begins -- penalty for gulf oil spill will be determined

    BP trial's last phase begins -- penalty for gulf oil spill will be determined
    The slowly unwinding Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial began its final phase Tuesday as a judge in New Orleans considers the record fine that oil giant BP must pay for the well blowout five years ago that killed 11 men and spawned the worst...
  • Drinking water trucked into Montana city after oil spill

    Drinking water trucked into Montana city after oil spill
    Truckloads of drinking water were being shipped to the eastern Montana city of Glendive on Monday after traces of a major oil spill along the Yellowstone River were detected in public water supplies, raising concerns about a potential health risk....
  • New PUC chief Michael Picker vows openness, focus on safety

    New PUC chief Michael Picker vows openness, focus on safety
    Taking over amid scandal, the new president of the state's powerful Public Utilities Commission vowed Thursday to forge a more open and safety-conscious era at the agency. Presiding over his first meeting at the PUC's headquarters in San Francisco,...