Latest Chemical spills News

DuPont, ex-worker indicted for plant gas leak that killed 4

Jan. 19, 2021 3:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A chemical company and a former employee have been indicted for their roles in a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Four employees at the now-closed DuPont chemical plant in LaPorte, Texas, died in the release of...

Chief sues Iowa police academy over toxic gas leak in 2018

Dec. 16, 2020 11:16 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A police chief is suing the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy for injuries he suffered from a 2018 carbon monoxide leak that exposed dozens of recruits to unsafe levels of the toxic gas. Justin Lyman, police chief in the northwestern Iowa town of Newell, was among dozens of trainees...