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  • 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...
  • Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

    Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety
    A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the...
  • 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...
  • In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret

    In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret
    The long tanker trains full of crude oil roll south from Pennsylvania about twice a day, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and through the heart of historic Port Deposit, gliding within feet of the VFW hall, the community basketball court, the...
  • 4 injured in explosion and fire at Turano Bakery garage

    4 injured in explosion and fire at Turano Bakery garage
    Four people were injured, one seriously, when a propane tank exploded and started a fire that destroyed a truck maintenance garage for Turano Baking Co. in Oak Park on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The explosion occurred around 2:15 p.m. as workers...
  • Worker injured in Oak Park explosion remains in hospital

    Worker injured in Oak Park explosion remains in hospital
    One of four people injured in a propane tank explosion that started a fire at a truck maintenance garage for Turano Baking in Oak Park remained in the hospital Wednesday, officials said. The explosion occurred around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday as workers were...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste

    EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste
    Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity....
  • Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening

    Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening
    Peninsula-area health-care workers and first responders spent the week planning and preparing against the spread of the Ebola virus, with no cases in Virginia so far. Three Ebola cases in Dallas and known negative tests in Richmond and Newport News...
  • Research, environmental efforts in Hampton Roads benefit from federal spending plan

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, stiffer standards for oil tank cars and repairs to the state's spaceport damaged by a rocket explosion in October....
  • Conservation groups say Duke Energy plant leaks coal ash into N.C. river

    Conservation groups say Duke Energy plant leaks coal ash into N.C. river
    Three environmental groups said Thursday that they have discovered toxic coal ash leaks from a retired Duke Energy coal plant in North Carolina, allegedly polluting the Yadkin River nine months after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke plant fouled the...