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Industrial Disasters

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  • Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds

    Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds
    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
  • Crews still cleaning Lake Erie oil spill off Cleveland

    Crews are still working around the clock to clean up an oil spill in Lake Erie off Cleveland. Officials said on Wednesday said that tests concluded the substance spilled into Lake Erie near the Forest City Yacht Club last week was lube oil. Cleveland...
  • Almanac

    March 26, 1915 Dead men were placed on the registration books in Terre Haute last October, according to Ira Wellman, Silas R. Brewer and Joseph G. Elder, who testified on Tuesday in the Terre Haute election fraud case. The three men said they had...
  • Massive fire puts spotlight back on Chinese chemical plants

    Massive fire puts spotlight back on Chinese chemical plants
    A blaze at a chemical factory in southeastern China has put a fresh spotlight on the safety and management of such facilities and their potential environmental impact. The fire broke out Monday at the Taiwanese-owned Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon...
  • State testing water after northeast Ohio chemical spill

    Residents in northeast Ohio are waiting to hear from state environmental officials whether their water is safe to drink following a chemical spill at an injection well facility. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has been testing water in Vienna...
  • Broken pipeline that spilled into Yellowstone to be removed

    The company responsible for a 30,000-gallon oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will try to remove its breached pipeline Wednesday as regulators investigate the cause of the accident that contaminated downstream water supplies. The broken...
  • 5 years after BP spill, industry touts ability to respond

    An oil consortium says an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today can be cleaned up far faster than five years ago when BP's Macondo well blew out 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana, spawning the nation's worst offshore oil spill. It took BP and the...
  • Many more oil trains crossing Nebraska, Iowa this spring

    The number of trains carrying at least a million gallons of volatile crude oil across Nebraska and Iowa surged this spring to as many as 30 a week. BNSF railroad has told emergency management officials in both states that it is now hauling 20 to 30...
  • Blast at chemical plant in south China injures at least 6

    Six people were hospitalized and hundreds of firefighters deployed to fight a hydrocarbon fire following an explosion at a plant in southern China that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene, officials said Tuesday. Authorities said there were no leaks...
  • Death toll rises to 18 in gas tanker explosion

    The death toll in a gasoline truck explosion in southern Mexico has risen to 18 with the death of a 38-year-old woman. The explosion occurred in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco on March 26 when villagers tried to take gasoline from a tanker truck that...
  • Fracking's false promise

    Fracking's false promise
    Letter writer Matthew Dempsey wants us all to jump on the fracking bandwagon, quoting governors of both parties, including former Gov. Martin O'Malley, that "regulations will effectively manage the risks of fracking" ("Fracking causes no harm," April 2)....