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Industrial Disasters

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  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

    A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From the vantage point of an airplane, it's easy to see gas bubbles in the slick that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a 2004...
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in gas plant explosion

    Authorities say one person is dead following an explosion at a Tampa Bay area gas plant. Tarpon Springs police say the accidental explosion occurred Thursday afternoon at MagneGas Corp., an alternative energy company. Officials say one man was found...
  • Spain criticized for towing burning fishing boat out to sea

    Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel oil in the ship that ended up sinking poses an environmental threat. The...
  • World Fuel a quiet giant in global logistics

    DORAL, Fla. It's a safe bet that few other Fortune 500 companies keep a lower profile than World Fuel Services Corp. Even after the 31-year-old company traded in its drab cluster of wood-paneled, former offices for modern headquarters in this Miami...
  • Mexico oil spill affects drinking water for Tabasco city

    Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco has set up an emergency plan to supply drinking water to the capital of Villahermosa after oil thieves punctured a pipeline, contaminating rivers that normally supply the city. The spill late last week sent workers...
  • House OKs bill to increase tax on oil shipped through state

    The state House on Tuesday passed its version of a bill to impose new safety regulations on the increasing amount of oil that is shipped through Washington by rail, boat and pipeline. A modified version of a bill that cleared the Senate in March passed...
  • New rules proposed as 5-year anniversary of oil spill nears

    A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery Today's traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names. Vacationers once relied on big-name hotel brands to signal the kind of experience they...
  • To foil oil spills, new rule requires better blowout preventers

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration unveiled a new rule Monday that's designed to help prevent a repeat of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and to bolster the president's claim that it's safe to start...
  • 5 years after BP spill, industry touts ability to respond

    Oil companies say they can clean up offshore spills far faster today than five years ago when BP's Macondo well blew out 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana, spawning the nation's worst offshore oil spill. It took BP and the industry's best containment...
  • Officials say Lake Erie oil spill off Cleveland cleared

    Officials say lube oil that leaked into Lake Erie last week has been safely removed and boaters can return to the water. The oil spill was reported last Friday near the Forest City Yacht Club in Cleveland. Cleveland Public Power, which has a closed plant...