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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, file photo, flames and thick, black smoke light up the pre-dawn sky following and explosion at the TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that it cited TPC for three willful violations by not developing and implementing procedures for emergency shutdown and not inspecting and testing process vessel and piping components. TPC faces $514,692 in civil OSHA fines, stemming from the explosion and fires. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

OSHA: 3 willful violations led to plant blasts in Texas

May. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. officials cited the owners of a Southeast Texas chemical plant where November blasts and fires injured three workers and caused widespread damage to the surrounding community. The Nov. 27 blasts at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Houston,...

This photo from early May, 2020, provided by Angeline Cheek shows Curtis Yazzie as he demonstrates at a construction site for the XL Pipeline just inside the U.S.-Canadian border near Saco, Mont. Members of several tribes in Montana and North Dakota traveled to the border crossing for a small protest against the pipeline earlier this month, according to Cheek, an activist from Montana's Fort Peck Tribe and organizer for the ACLU of Montana. Calgary-based TC Energy has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. (Angeline Cheek via AP)

First piece of disputed Keystone XL pipeline finished

May. 21, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback that would make it hard to finish the $8 billion project. The...

Fire at shuttered Dutch nuclear plant; no radiation risk

May. 21, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the central Netherlands. An emergency services spokesman said the blaze was quickly brought under control and there was no danger of radioactive radiation. “There is no radioactivity involved,”...

In this photo taken by a drone, parts of a disused building belonging to a mining-related company collapsed in the southern town of Myslowice, in Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020, sending rescuers with drones and sniffer dogs to search for any people that might have been inside, though no trace of anyone was found through late Friday. The building is to be taken apart. (AP Photo/Adrian Panasiuk)

Rescuers checking collapsed building in Polish mining region

May. 15, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in Poland's southern coal mining region say rescuers helped by sniffer dogs and drones are looking for any people who might have been inside a disused building parts of which collapsed Friday. A wall and some floors of the multi-storey building belonging to a...

Smoke billows from a chemical plant following an explosion in Porto Marghera, Venice, Italy, Friday, May 15, 2020. Two people were reportedly critically injured. (Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

Italy: Chemical plant fire hurts 2, forces Venetians indoors

May. 15, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A fire at a chemical plant near Venice critically injured two people, belched thick black smoke into the air and forced Venetians to stay indoors for fear of noxious fumes, Italian authorities said Friday. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said the blaze, triggered by an explosion at the factory in...

The cooling towers of the decommissioned nuclear power plant collapse after being blown up in Philippsburg, Germany, May, 14, 2020. The towers in southwestern Germany were demolished early Thursday in a pair of early-morning explosions whose timing was kept under wraps to prevent crowds from gathering during the coronavirus pandemic. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)

Former German nuke plant towers demolished in morning blasts

May. 14, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The two cooling towers of a former nuclear power plant in southwestern Germany were demolished early Thursday in a pair of early-morning explosions whose timing was kept under wraps to prevent crowds from gathering during the coronavirus pandemic. Operator EnBW had said ahead of time only...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 7, 2020, file photo, smoke rises from LG Polymers plant, the site of a chemical gas leakage, in Vishakhapatnam, India. The plastics factory in India where a chemical gas leak killed 12 people and sickened hundreds more last week lacked federal environmental clearance but had been issued state permits to operate anyway, exposing a potentially dangerous enforcement gap in the country's laws. The owner of the LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh state, South Korean chemicals giant LG Chem, said in a May 2019 affidavit that formed part of an application for the clearance that the company

Indian LG plant lacked environmental clearance before leak

May. 12, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A plastics factory in India where a chemical gas leak killed 12 people and sickened hundreds more last week lacked federal environmental clearance but had been issued state permits to operate anyway, exposing a potentially dangerous enforcement gap in the country's laws. The owner of the...

Children receive treatment at a hospital following a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam, India, Friday, May 8, 2020. Indian authorities evacuated more people from villages near a South Korean-owned chemical factory where a gas leak killed 12 people and left about 1,000 struggling to breathe. Authorities said the evacuation was precautionary, but it triggered panic among people overnight that another gas leak was occurring. (AP Photo)

Homicide charges against Indian factory after fatal gas leak

May. 8, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian police on Friday filed charges of culpable homicide, including negligence in handling toxic substances, against a South Korean-owned chemical factory where a gas leak killed 12 people and sickened more than a thousand. The chemical styrene, used to make plastic and rubber,...

A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital. (AP Photo)

Chemical leak at LG plant in India kills 11, about 1,000 ill

May. 7, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A gas leak at a chemical factory owned by a South Korean company in southern India early Thursday left at least 11 people dead and about 1,000 struggling to breathe. The chemical styrene, used to make plastic and rubber, leaked from the LG Polymers plant in the city of...

Police investigators enter to inspect a burnt construction site after a fire in Icheon, South Korea, Thursday, April 30, 2020. One of the South Korea's worst fires in years broke out on Wednesday at the construction site. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP)

South Korea investigating cause of fire after 38 workers die

Apr. 30, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire that killed 38 construction workers in one of the country’s deadliest fires in years. The explosion that swept through a warehouse being built in Icheon, just south of Seoul, also injured 10 others...