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EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Aug. 10, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. A look at the plant and the situation around it: EUROPE'S BIGGEST NUCLEAR PLANT The Zaporizhzhia plant is in...

Oil facility fire jeopardizes Cuba's frail electric system

Aug. 08, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread on Monday, threatening to plunge the island into a deeper energy crisis as it forced officials to shut down a key thermoelectric plant. Flames around dawn enveloped a third tank that...

As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

Aug. 08, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday and Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions...

1 killed, 13 injured in massive warehouse fire near Moscow

Aug. 03, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A massive fire engulfed a warehouse outside Moscow on Wednesday, killing at least one person, injuring 13 others and leaving two missing, officials said. The fire, at a warehouse belonging to Russia's leading online retailer, Ozon, affected an area of 50,000 square...

Officials: Explosive material improperly stored at NC plant

Aug. 02, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

Hundreds of tons of a potentially explosive fertilizer ingredient was improperly stored at a North Carolina plant when it was destroyed by a fire that burned for days earlier this year, a state investigation found. The North Carolina Department of Labor levied $5,600 in fines on...

North Carolina signs off on testing at plant fire site

Jul. 23, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina environmental agency has approved a plan to test the soil and groundwater for contamination at the site of a massive fertilizer-plant fire in January. Montrose Engineering and Geology laid out its plans in a 71-page document approved this...

Officials investigate after fire, explosion at Hoover Dam

Jul. 20, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

Equipment failure caused a transformer at the Hoover Dam to explode, causing a fire that lasted about a half-hour and sending plumes of black smoke swirling through the air. Crews quickly extinguished the fire Tuesday morning. Doug Hendrix, public affairs specialist for the U.S....

6 employees injured after explosion, fire at a Nevada plant

Jul. 11, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Six employees were injured, including one man with serious burns, after an explosion and fire Monday at a manufacturing facility outside of Boulder City, authorities said. City officials said the explosion occurred just before 10 a.m. at Armorock Polymer...

Russia pounds rebel-claimed region, Ukraine pushes back

Jul. 06, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia redoubled its push for Ukraine's eastern Donbas region Wednesday, with the Ukrainian military claiming to have repelled some advances and both sides reporting casualties. The Ukrainian armed forces General Staff said troops stopped enemy units...

Drone strike hits Russian refinery near Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A drone strike caused a fire at a refinery in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine on Wednesday, but no one was hurt and the blaze was contained quickly, officials said. The fire engulfed industrial equipment at the Novoshakhtinsk oil processing plant in...