Industrial accidents

April 25, 2019 - 12:40 pm
BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical leak in a northern Chicago suburb (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities say 11 firefighters and three police officers are among 37 people hospitalized due to an ammonia leak in a northern Chicago suburb. Officials say the chemical leaked from a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2018, file photo, a cooling pool where a total of mostly used 566 sets of fuel rods are stored underwater and covered by a protective net, waits to be removed in a step to empty the pool at Unit 3 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant ahead of a fuel removal from its storage pool in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast Japan. The photo was taken when an installation of a dome-shaped rooftop cover housing key equipment is near completion at the Unit 3 reactor. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday, April 15, 2019, workers started removing the first of 566 fuel units from the pool at Unit 3, one of three reactors whose cores melted through. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi, File)
April 15, 2019 - 2:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that workers...
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Yoon Chang-yul, second from right, a senior official at the Prime Minister's Office, announces the government's stance on the World Trade Organization's ruling in favor of South Korea 's import ban on Japanese seafood at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Friday, April 12, 2019. South Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighboring prefectures to ensure "only foods that are confirmed as safe are put on the table. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 2:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Durham, N.C., the day after an explosion and building fire caused by a gas leak killed one person and injured more than two dozen, including nine firefighters. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 11, 2019 - 5:16 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The coffee shop owner killed in a North Carolina gas line explosion was last seen in the doorway of his business after firefighters evacuated his customers and told him to leave, the fire chief said Thursday, as city officials gave new details about fiber network construction...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 2:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Just days after the first blaze broke out...
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A plume of smoke rises over the site of a fire at the KMCO plant Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Crosby, northeast of Houston, Texas. A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at the Texas plant Tuesday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed fatality in a tweet and said injured ones had been taken by helicopter to a hospital. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 9:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston-area chemical plant (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The state of Texas has filed a court petition seeking action against a company whose plant caught fire near Houston on Tuesday. One worker was killed and two were injured critically in the fire at the...
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This photo taken by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office shows the KMCO Chemical plant Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say one person is confirmed dead after a fire broke out at the chemical plant Tuesday near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says two other people were life-flighted. Gonzalez says preliminary information shows that the chemical isobutylene initially started the fire, and is still burning. (Harris County Fire Marshal's Office via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 5:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a Texas plant Tuesday, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the fatality in a tweet and said the two injured had...
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April 01, 2019 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — A fire high in the mountains of western China's Sichuan province has killed 30 firefighters and others, the government said Monday. The deaths occurred after a change of wind Sunday as the firefighters were battling the blaze in a rugged area at an altitude of 3,800 meters (12,500...
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March 31, 2019 - 1:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people were killed and five injured when a container containing scrap metal exploded in the latest in a series of industrial accidents in eastern China. Sunday morning's blast in the city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province caused a fire that spread to a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 29, 2019 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an apparent bid to kick-start the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, President Donald Trump on Friday issued a new presidential permit for the project — two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed. Trump said the permit issued...
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