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  • NTSB adds railroad tank car safety to 'Most Wanted' list

    WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday added railroad tank car upgrades to its list of "Most Wanted" safety improvements, reflecting a heightened awareness about problems in transporting crude oil and ethanol by rail. It was the...
  • Passenger bus in southern Pakistan crashes into oil tanker, killing 57 people

    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 Karachi...
  • Research, environmental efforts in Hampton Roads benefit from federal spending plan

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, stiffer standards for oil tank cars and repairs to the state's spaceport damaged by a rocket explosion in October....
  • 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....
  • In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret

    In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret
    The long tanker trains full of crude oil roll south from Pennsylvania about twice a day, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and through the heart of historic Port Deposit, gliding within feet of the VFW hall, the community basketball court, the...
  • Propane truck wreck shuts down I-20 in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas All lanes of Interstate 20 were shut down for about 2 miles just east of the Fort Worth border for most of Friday after a truck carrying 3,000 gallons of propane caught fire, police said. The two-vehicle crash happened about 6:15 a.m....
  • Trains plus crude oil equals trouble along the tracks

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. �� Every day, strings of black tank cars filled with crude oil roll slowly across a long wooden railroad bridge over the Black Warrior River. The 116-year-old bridge is a landmark in this city of 95,000 people, home to...
  • Conservation groups say Duke Energy plant leaks coal ash into N.C. river

    Three environmental groups said Thursday that they have discovered toxic coal ash leaks from a retired Duke Energy coal plant in North Carolina, allegedly polluting the Yadkin River nine months after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke plant fouled the...
  • Environmental groups stepping up opposition to crude oil shipments in Baltimore

    Environmental groups stepping up opposition to crude oil shipments in Baltimore
    David Flores first spotted the red diamond placards — numbered to designate crude oil shipments — about two weeks ago on a long line of rail cars idling on a trestle over Interstate 695, near Hollins Ferry Road in Baltimore County. "I don'...
  • 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...
  • CNG Building Briefly Evacuated In East Hartford After Fire, Explosion

    CNG Building Briefly Evacuated In East Hartford After Fire, Explosion
    EAST HARTFORD – An employee doing maintenance work on a refueling station at a Connecticut Natural Gas facility in town caused a fire that led to a small explosion and the brief evacuation of several buildings Wednesday afternoon. The fire was...