Latest Chemical spills News

Louisiana plant acid leak leads causes haze, closes highway

Aug. 23, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — A chemical manufacturing plant in Louisiana leaked gaseous hydrochloric acid, causing a visible haze and leading to a brief highway shutdown. News outlets report the leak found Wednesday at Westlake Chemical in Geismar led state environmental officials to worry about a possible acid...

Mayor: Officials waited days to warn of lake chemical spill

Aug. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor accused state environmental officials Friday of waiting several days before notifying his city about a steel mill's spill of cyanide and another chemical that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. Portage Mayor John Cannon said the...

The Latest: Mayor: Officials delayed notifying city of spill

Aug. 16, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical spill northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A northwestern Indiana mayor says state environmental officials waited several days before notifying his city about a chemical spill that has caused a fish kill and prompted the...

Iowa officials: Anhydrous ammonia tank leak stopped

Aug. 13, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

COLLINS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in central Iowa say crews have stopped a leak that sent plumes of dangerous anhydrous ammonia into an area around Collins. Hazardous materials crews were called around 11 a.m. Tuesday to Landus Cooperative, where a 30,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia leaked. The Story...

4 people treated after chemical spill on Indiana highway

Aug. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — State police say a trooper and three drivers were taken to a hospital as a precaution after a chemical leak along a southwestern Indiana highway. Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle says a semitrailer hauling a hazardous material leaked a portion of its load Monday morning onto...

Gas leak at hotel sends 46 to hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jul. 9, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Nearly four dozen people were taken to a hospital, at least 15 of them in critical condition, after carbon monoxide leaked inside a hotel in Winnipeg on Tuesday, but no fatalities were expected, officials said. John Lane, chief of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, said...

Report: Series of failures led to deadly leak at Texas plant

Jun. 26, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A series of failures, including flawed equipment and inadequate safeguards, helped cause a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area chemical plant, according to a federal agency's final report on the deadly accident. Four employees at the now-closed DuPont chemical...

Widow: Dangerous conditions at Braves' stadium led to death

Jun. 26, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The widow of a beer tap inventor who died inside a walk-in cooler at the Atlanta Braves' stadium is blaming a faulty door mechanism and lethal carbon dioxide leaks. Angela Keeling made the allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit filed Friday against the team and its contractors. Todd...

Prosecutors say no criminal charges in Illinois ammonia leak

Jun. 25, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WAUKGAN, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they won't file criminal charges in connection with an April anhydrous ammonia leak that sickened more than 40 people, including first responders. The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports that the Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim says his office...