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Honolulu City Council passes ban on single-use plastics

Dec. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council passed a single-use plastics ban that will be the first in Hawaii to include all plastic containers used for food sales and service. The council voted Wednesday in favor of the measure that is expected to be signed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and fully enacted by 2022....

NJ advances bill banning single-use plastic, paper bags

Dec. 5, 2019 5:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday to ban single-use plastic and paper bags, as well as plastic foam containers commonly used for takeout. The Democrat-led Senate Budget Committee passed the measure after it was amended behind closed doors. The bill's sponsors call it...

Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city

Dec. 5, 2019 5:17 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because of concerns about air quality following a pair of chemical plant explosions last week. Officials issued the voluntary order for the city of roughly...

Officials: Chemical in Texas blasts posed no serious risks

Dec. 5, 2019 3:19 PM EST

Officials lifted a voluntary evacuation order for residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches on Thursday, saying air levels of the chemical butadiene had dropped to safe levels. The chemical was released after two explosions at a chemical plant last week. Here's a closer look at the chemical: WHAT IS...

Waste tank collapse in Chinese mill kills 9 people, hurts 4

Dec. 3, 2019 10:44 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Nine people were killed when a waste water tank in a dyeing and printing mill collapsed in eastern China, authorities said. The collapse of the 15-meter (50-foot) tank toppled stacking shelves in the workshop in the city of Haining in Zhejiang province, a center of China’s vast...

Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

Dec. 3, 2019 8:56 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished. That word on the fires at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, Texas, came in a statement from unified response command Tuesday...

Evacuation order lifted as huge Texas plant fire ‘contained’

Nov. 29, 2019 1:44 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials lifted evacuation orders Friday for around 50,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast, determining a massive fire was finally under control at a chemical plant rocked by two major explosions two days earlier. “We are in a position to say it’s contained. We feel...

Texas officials say massive chemical plant fire is considered ‘contained’; evacuation order for 50,000 people lifted

Nov. 29, 2019 11:15 AM EST
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials say massive chemical plant fire is considered ‘contained’; evacuation order for 50,000 people lifted.

Fire continues at Texas plant; 50K under evacuation order

Nov. 28, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a chemical plant, one day after two massive explosions there. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens said the evacuation order and a 10 p.m. curfew order...

The Latest: Officials: Fires at plant to keep burning

Nov. 28, 2019 6:25 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the explosions at a Texas chemical plant (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Officials in Texas say they’re allowing fires at the TPC Group plant to keep burning in an effort to depressurize its pumping and storage systems. Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick, the...