| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:04 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
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....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:33 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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.
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:59 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 1:38 PM
More than two dozen people have gone to local hospitals after they were exposed to chemical fumes from an explosion at a water waste company in Santa Paula.
At about 3:45 a.m., two workers were removing 1,200 gallons of a chemical, possibly an organic...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:39 AM
After "bizarre" chemical explosions Tuesday at a Santa Paula wastewater treatment site, mandatory evacuations remain in place, 37 people have been treated, and firefighters and the plant's owner are bewildered.
The chemical, an organic peroxide, is...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:05 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board found that a tugboat sank, spilling diesel fuel off Locust Point last year, after a mate misjudged the location of a collapsed pier, according to a report released Tuesday.
The mate operating the harbor assist...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Florida Hospital's Ebola team held a training on Thursday to learn how to put on and take off new protective gear that they will use in case of a suspected case, the hospital announced on Friday.
The team includes nearly 100 people from hospital areas...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:42 PM
With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...