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Industrial Disasters

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  • Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening

    Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening
    Peninsula-area health-care workers and first responders spent the week planning and preparing against the spread of the Ebola virus, with no cases in Virginia so far. Three Ebola cases in Dallas and known negative tests in Richmond and Newport News...
  • Florida candidates talk tough on oil drilling

    Florida candidates talk tough on oil drilling
    Scores of concerned Floridians from all parts of the state converged on Naples earlier this month to deliver samples of polluted water to Gov. Rick Scott's beachside mansion. Their fear: An oil rush in Florida, especially in the Everglades, and the...
  • Oil Truck Rolls Over In South Windsor

    Oil Truck Rolls Over In South Windsor
    SOUTH WINDSOR — An oil truck carrying 1,700 gallons of fuel rolled onto its side on Smith Street and leaked heating oil from its tank as well as engine oil, police said. Firefighters and police responded to the crash, which was reported at 12:48 p....
  • 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...
  • Baltimore first responders honored at service for fallen firefighters

    Baltimore first responders honored at service for fallen firefighters
    EMMITSBURG — Family after family took the solemn walk Sunday to receive an American flag and red rose, each pausing for a moment to feel the nation's gratitude for their loved ones, fallen firefighters who died in the line of duty. Among the 107...
  • No fracking in Western Md. [Letter]

    No fracking in Western Md. [Letter]
    I read with great interest the editorial, "Fracking still worrisome" (Oct. 8). I live in Western Maryland and am very concerned. I don't understand why we're having this debate. Fracking for natural gas in Western Maryland will not help America become...
  • 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...
  • 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...