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Industrial Disasters

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  • Time to make chemical storage safety a top national priority

    Growing up in Port Arthur, Texas, I always knew that neighbors and family members seemed to get sick more often than they should. It wasn't until I left and came back that I realized with fresh eyes just how dire our slow crisis was and that my...
  • Weak safety culture' faulted in fatal Quebec train derailment, fire

    CHICAGO Canadian safety investigators on Tuesday blamed a "weak safety culture" and inadequate government oversight for a crude oil train derailment last year in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people. In its nearly 200-page report, issued more than...
  • Oil spill from power plant closes 15-mile stretch of Ohio River

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River on Tuesday after at least five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a 60-year-old power plant owned by Duke Energy 20 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio. The spill occurred...
  • Hazmat responding to propane leak at plant nursery in Apopka

    Hazmat responding to propane leak at plant nursery in Apopka
    One home has been evacuated near Coralwood Nursery in Apopka, where hazmat crews are investigating an active propane gas leak, officials said. The plant nursery is located in the 4600 block of Ondich Road, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. "This...
  • In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off

    In Santa Barbara County, oil firms and environmentalists square off
    Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills. But up a narrow road, spread across the chaparral between Orcutt and Los Alamos, wells...
  • Coal industry fuels Republican in N.C. Senate race

    WASHINGTON Money from coal companies has been fueling North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis' race to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., including $21,100 from the nation's largest privately owned coal company. The contributions came from the...
  • DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oil

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year. Transportation Secretary...
  • Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

    WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • US is urged to prepare better for catastrophic nuclear accidents

    WASHINGTON America's nuclear power industry needs to do a better job of planning for rare but catastrophic events such as the Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to a panel of scientists asked by Congress to make recommendations for nuclear safety....
  • New York to push Congress on response to oil train fires

    WASHINGTON New York state fire officials are pressing Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to pay for a nationwide training program for firefighters to address the new scale of risk presented by trains carrying millions of gallons of flammable...
  • Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

    WASHINGTON Two loaded and two empty crude oil trains operate daily over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Maryland and Delaware, according a document submitted by the passenger railroad in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Last month,...