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  • 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...
  • BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery

    BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery
    Striking BP Whiting Refinery employees cite safety as a key issue in the negotiations between the United Steelworkers and oil companies, and they say they don't have to look further back than Wednesday or beyond their own plant as proof that their...
  • Oil train heading to Yorktown derails in West Virginia, 2 towns evacuated

    WASHINGTON — A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Monday in West Virginia, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a package of new rail safety regulations to the White House for review. The CSX train was...
  • Chemical explosion at St. Charles industrial plant injures worker

    A worker was airlifted Friday to a hospital after a chemical processing-related explosion activated an automatic alarm system at an industrial plant on the east side of St. Charles. Firemen responded at 10:30 a.m. to the Midwest Powder Coating Co., 3865...
  • 5 Years After Kleen Energy Blast, 'Main Actor' Pays Fraction of $6.7 Million Fine

    5 Years After Kleen Energy Blast, 'Main Actor' Pays Fraction of $6.7 Million Fine
    Five years after a deadly gas explosion at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, a company described by a federal safety official as the "main actor" responsible for the blast has paid only $35,715 toward what was originally nearly $6.7 million in fines...
  • Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed

    Chicago Public Schools, some suburban schools closed
    Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the Chicago area will stay home from school Monday after Sunday's snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow. Chicago Public Schools on Sunday evening announced its third weather-related closing this year....
  • Bus crashes into oil tanker in southern Pakistan, killing 57

    Bus crashes into oil tanker in southern Pakistan, killing 57
    A passenger bus crashed into an oil tanker in southern Pakistan early Sunday, killing 57 people with remains charred beyond recognition, officials said. Dr. Seemi Jamali, who heads the emergency section at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center in...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Philadelphia

    Authorities are probing the partial derailment of a freight train early Saturday in South Philadelphia. The incident took place around 3 a.m. in a CSX Corp. rail yard around 11th Street and Pattison Avenue near the sports complex, CSX spokesman Rob...
  • Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

    Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast
    Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call...
  • 2 Carbon women injured as car runs into stopped oil truck in Rush Twp.

    Two Carbon County women were injured seriously Friday afternoon when their car crashed into the rear of a stopped oil delivery truck in Rush Township, north of Tamaqua, police said. Melissa Cheslock, 47, of Beaver Meadows was driving west with her...
  • Northern Indiana chemical plant fire prompts evacuations

    Northern Indiana chemical plant fire prompts evacuations
    WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Authorities evacuated numerous homes around a northern Indiana factory after reports of a possible chemical fire. The Warsaw Police Department says homes and businesses within 1,000 feet of the Warsaw Chemical plant were...