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Coast Guard reports oil spill in southern Louisiana

Aug. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil spill has been spotted near an estimated 200-foot (61-meter) by 600-foot (183-meter) area of marshland near Plaquemines Parish in southern Louisiana. In a news release, the Coast Guard said late Thursday that OMI Environmental Solutions has put out about 300 feet (91 meters) of...

Mysterious missile explosion in Russia raises questions

Aug. 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A deadly explosion at a naval weapons testing range in northwestern Russia. A brief spike in radiation levels. An evacuation order issued, then rescinded, for a nearby village. Last week's mysterious accident on the White Sea, along with changing or contradictory information from Russian...

Explosion at northwestern Indiana business injures 3 workers

Aug. 14, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An official says an explosion at a chemical tank cleaning business in northwestern Indiana injured three workers. The blast happened about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at T.A.C. East Inc. in an industrial area of East Chicago. City Fire Chief Anthony Serna tells The (Northwest Indiana)...

Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it

Aug. 13, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by a missile explosion last week that led to a brief spike in radiation that frightened residents and raised...

Recovery effort canceled at Kentucky mine where worker fell

Aug. 5, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) — Recovery efforts have been called off at a Kentucky mine where an explosion caused a 62-year-old worker to fall. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said in a news release Monday that welder/iron worker Richard L. Knapp of West Frankfort, Illinois, was presumed dead from an...

Tribe files formal request for hearing on pipeline expansion

Aug. 5, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux have requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line's capacity, a move the tribe believes multiplies the risk of an oil spill. Doubling the pipeline's capacity increases the "consequences as well as the...

Energy Department wants to build nuclear test "fast" reactor

Aug. 5, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation's fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the...

Recovery operation underway at Kentucky coal mine

Aug. 1, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a recovery operation is underway at a coal mine where an explosion caused a 62-year-old worker to fall. The state Energy and Environment Cabinet said in a news release Thursday that the blast happened Wednesday afternoon at Paradise Mine in Central City. The...

Texas county sues day after Exxon Mobil plant blast and fire

Aug. 1, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas county has sued Exxon Mobil one day after an explosion and fire at a company plant near Houston left at least 37 people with minor injuries. The Harris County Attorney's Office says in its lawsuit filed Thursday that Exxon Mobil violated the Texas Clean Air Act when its Baytown plant...

Fire at Texas Exxon Mobil refinery slightly injures 37

Jul. 31, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area. The fire began after an explosion at approximately 11:07 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil plant in...