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Industrial Disasters

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  • Timeline: Attack at Air Products Factory in France

    Timeline: Attack at Air Products Factory in France
    The latest news on the attack outside an Air Products factory in France (times are local): 8:25 p.m. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says "the United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia...
  • 2 injured when freight train hits tractor-trailer in Buffalo

    Officials say a truck driver and a train conductor are hospitalized with burns after a tractor-trailer and freight train collided in Buffalo. The collision between the tractor-trailer and CSX train occurred about 10 a.m. Tuesday in an industrial area...
  • New charges brought in 2013 Quebec railway disaster

    The Canadian government filed new charges Monday in the runaway oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec two years ago. Regulatory agency Transport Canada said the charges have to do with an insufficient number of handbrakes being applied...
  • Workers clean up oil spill on California beaches by hand

    Along a stretch of beach heavily marred by a crude oil spill, workers in hard hats and white protective suits use wire brushes and putty knives to scrape the black liquid off cobblestones and cliff faces. The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks...
  • Company, regulators strike $2.5M deal on chem spill cleanup

    The company behind a massive chemical spill last year has reached a $2.5 million deal with West Virginia environmental regulators for cleaning up its contaminated site, according to new court filings. The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1BiNuBK )...
  • Facility tied to Ohio chemical spill to submit cleanup plan

    State officials say an injection well facility tied to a chemical spill in northeast Ohio must submit a cleanup plan as the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency continues to investigate the spill. Ohio EPA officials say the Kleese Development...
  • Trooper shot at Florida gas station returns fire, kills man

    Authorities say a man got out of a truck at a central Florida gas station and shot a state Highway Patrol trooper, who returned fire, killing the man. Cpl. David Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office tells Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/...
  • Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up

    Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up
    Dozens of protesters chanted "End Oil Now!" and hoisted signs alongside an inflatable mock pipeline on a Santa Barbara beach on Sunday, demanding an end to fracking and other forms of "extreme oil extraction" days after a spill sent thousands of gallons...
  • Emergency officials want more firefighting foam

    An increase in crude oil traveling by rail through Wisconsin has prompted first responders to seek more firefighting foam so they're better prepared for the possibility of a major train derailment. Brian Satula, the state's top emergency official as...
  • No impact seen in Susquehanna River from chemical plant fire

    Authorities say they believe contamination from a massive chemical plant fire in central Pennsylvania has entered the Susquehanna River, but no visible impacts to the river have been seen. The state Department of Environmental Protection says the plume...
  • Chemical tanks, beer, Teach for America: 47 new W.Va. laws

    Starting Friday, West Virginia will make life easier for craft brewers, many chemical tank owners and people who want to teach without a formal education background under laws taking effect this week. Many bills that passed on the final night of the...