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Industrial Disasters

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  • Martin Schram: West Virginia warning flare sends an alarming Keystone truth

    A huge column of fire shot skyward � then fanned out in all directions at once, becoming a massive fireball that seemed to hover over tiny Mount Carbon, which is just downriver from Boomer, West Virginia, which is officially a "census-designated...
  • Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

    Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated after losing their drinking water and...
  • Cuomo proposes oil cleanup fund increase, shift in control

    The Cuomo administration has proposed boosting New York's oil spill fund to $40 million amid the recent surge in railroad shipping and dangerous derailments, while transferring authority from the state comptroller to its own environmental staff. The...
  • Ash spill could cost Duke Energy $100 million

    RALEIGH, N.C. Duke Energy expects to pay $100 million to resolve a federal criminal grand jury investigation of its coal ash management, the company said in an earnings report Wednesday. The grand jury in Raleigh began investigating about one year ago,...
  • Fire smolders a 3rd day from W.Va. oil train derailment

    A fire sparked by a train derailment in southern West Virginia smoldered for a third day Wednesday, keeping federal and state investigators at bay and leading residents near the site worrying about the long-term water quality of a nearby river. The...
  • SEC Filing: Duke says it expects to settle criminal probe

    Duke Energy said Wednesday it expects to pay $100 million to settle an ongoing federal criminal investigation that began after a massive coal ash spill at a North Carolina plant. The details are contained in an earnings report filed with the Securities...
  • West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river

     West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river
    A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into a river, igniting at least 14 in all and sending a fireball hundreds of feet into the sky, officials...
  • State of emergency declared in West Virginia after train derails, explodes

    State of emergency declared in West Virginia after train derails, explodes
    A train derailment Monday afternoon in West Virginia caused multiple explosions and a massive fire, and the CSX-owned train is leaking crude oil into the Kanawha River, officials said. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency about 6 p.m....
  • W.Va. chemical spill company's bankruptcy at crossroads

    A federal bankruptcy judge is calling for parties to meet to discuss how to conclude the case of Freedom Industries, whose January 2014 chemical spill caused a tap-water ban for 300,000 people for days. The Charleston Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/...
  • West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river

    Emergency crews and environmental officials are responding to a train derailment in West Virginia that sent at least one tanker containing crude oil into a river and also caused a nearby house to catch fire. There were no immediate reports of injuries....
  • Southern storm hits nation's capital while heading to East Coast

    Southern storm hits nation's capital while heading to East Coast
    The season's first major snow storm to blast large parts of the South struck early Tuesday at the nation's capital, poised to head up the winter-weary East Coast. After weeks of snow in the Northeast, the mid-February storm raked several Southern...