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  • Shale gas limits debated

    Shale gas limits debated
    Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells from contamination by methane leaking from drilling...
  • Letters: Beyond Boston

    Re "The boundaries of Boston Strong," Opinion, April 14 What a brave piece for Susan Brenneman to write ahead of the Boston Marathon. Not to lessen the tragedy that was last year's race, but as a U.S. citizen, one must realize that what to us was an...
  • West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast

    A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town. “I miss...
  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
  • Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation

    Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation
    An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Opal, a plant spokeswoman said Wednesday.  No injuries were immediately reported among the plant's 42 employees or anyone in Opal, about...
  • Fire rages at Wyoming natural gas plant; town's evacuation lifted

    Soaring flames kept a major natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming closed on Thursday, affecting fuel supplies across the West. The fire followed an explosion Wednesday afternoon at one of the five natural-gas processing units at a Williams Cos....
  • Kevin Hunt: After Heating-Oil Spill, It's Windsor Homeowner Vs. Fusco Brothers

    Kevin Hunt: After Heating-Oil Spill, It's Windsor Homeowner Vs. Fusco Brothers
    A routine home-heating oil fill-up went from mix-up to mess-up in a hurry last November at Wendy Wojnarowski's Windsor home. After requesting a 100-gallon delivery, Fusco Brothers of Windsor arrived the next day and started pumping. When the pumpathon...
  • Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple

    Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple
    Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water. At least three of the oil tankers were...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

    Train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia
    A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate. CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia ...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...