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5 killed, 8 missing in north China chemical plant explosion

Jan. 16, 2023 09:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in northeastern China killed at least five people and left eight missing, state broadcaster CCTV said Monday. More than 30 other people were injured in the explosion Sunday on the outskirts of the city of Panjin in Liaoning...

EPA to award $100M to boost environmental justice programs

Jan. 10, 2023 14:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it is awarding $100 million in competitive grants for projects that advance environmental justice in communities disproportionately affected by industrial pollution and other hazards. The funding, established...

Industrial accident kills truck driver at Warren steel plant

Jan. 06, 2023 13:08 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A truck driver died at a suburban Detroit steel plant after he apparently fell between a truck and a trailer and was crushed, police said. The 61-year-old Shelby Township man died Thursday following the industrial accident at Super Steel Treating Company in...

Feds: Lack of safeguards led to Superior refinery explosion

Jan. 04, 2023 13:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal regulators have determined that a lack of safeguards during a maintenance shutdown led to a 2018 explosion at an oil refinery in Superior. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a final report last week on the April 2018 explosion at the refinery,...

Officials order cleanup at Iowa plant rocked by explosion

Dec. 16, 2022 17:38 PM EST

Iowa officials have ordered an asphalt shingle recycling company shut down and its Marengo plant cleaned up and stabilized after an explosion last week injured about half its workers and forced nearby evacuations. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued the emergency order...

Oil spill smears coast in Venezuelan tourist hotspot

Dec. 06, 2022 13:12 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An oil spill has polluted more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of coastline at the city of Lechería, one of Venezuela's top tourist destinations, the city's mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Manuel Ferreira called it a “catastrophic scene.” ...

Today in History: December 6, 13th Amendment is ratified

Dec. 06, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2022. There are 25 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, was ratified as Georgia became the...

Official: 2 killed in explosion at Virginia welding business

Dec. 05, 2022 17:18 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Two people were killed Monday when a storage tank exploded at a Virginia welding business, a fire official said. Firefighters responded to Neptune Welding on Virginia Beach Boulevard just after 11 a.m., news outlets reported. A fuel...

Explosion in northwest Pakistan coal mine kills 9, injures 4

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing nine miners and injuring four others, a government official said. The explosion happened in a remote area in Orakzai, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

19 injured in ethane explosion in southern Mexico

Nov. 30, 2022 11:42 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz said 19 people were injured where a pipeline carrying ethane gas exploded. The Veracruz state civil defense office said most of the people injured in the explosion Tuesday in the town of Agua Dulce suffered...