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Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast Iran

Jul. 4, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A chlorine gas leak at a petrochemical center in southeast Iran sickened 70 workers, state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. Most of the workers at the Karun petrochemical center in the city of Mahshahr in southeast Khuzestan province were released after undergoing medical...

This Friday, July 3, 2020 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. that has been annotated by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows a damaged building after a fire and explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site deepened the mystery Friday around the incident — even as Tehran insisted it knew the cause but would not make it public due to

Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious nuke site fire

Jul. 3, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site deepened the mystery Friday around the incident — even as Tehran insisted it knew the cause...

This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows a building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. A fire burned the building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran sought to downplay the fire Thursday, calling it an

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

Jul. 2, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire and an explosion struck a centrifuge production plant above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early Thursday, analysts said, one of the most-tightly guarded sites in all of the Islamic Republic after earlier acts of sabotage there. The Atomic...

FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020, file photo shows the Tesla plant, in Fremont, Calif. Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Jul. 1, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. The group wants the practice to stop, and it also wants state...

People embrace on he street as they wait for the all-clear to return to their apartment after an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The earthquake struck near the Huatulco resort in the Oaxaca state on Tuesday morning, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico quake toll rises to 7; hundreds of homes damaged

Jun. 24, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least seven people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said Wednesday. The quake that struck at 10:29 a.m....

People brace themselves against a wall during a 7.5 earthquake, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings Tuesday in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead

Jun. 23, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco on Tuesday killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed in a building...

National Disaster Response Force personnel participate in a rescue operation at the site of an oil well that exploded and caught fire at Baghjan, Tinsukia district in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A raging fire at the natural gas field has killed two firefighters and forced nearly 8,000 people to leave their homes, an official said Wednesday. Workers have been trying to cap the well since gas started leaking nearly two weeks ago, said Tridiv Hazarika, a spokesman for government-owned Oil India Limited, which operates the gas field in Baghjan, 550 kilometers (345 miles) east of Gauhati, the Assam state capital. (AP Photo/Partha Sarathi Das)

Gas fire kills 2 firefighters in India, forces evacuations

Jun. 10, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A raging fire at a natural gas field in remote northeastern India has killed two firefighters and forced nearly 8,000 people to leave their homes, an official said Wednesday. Workers have been trying to cap the well since gas started leaking nearly two weeks ago, said Tridiv Hazarika,...

This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a raging fire destroying a huge commercial building Friday, June 5, 2020 in Redlands, Calif., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of Los Angeles. The fire early Friday destroyed a Southern California distribution facility that was used to ship items to Amazon customers but authorities said employees got out and there were no reports of injuries. A half-dozen fire departments were unable to stop flames from destroying the sprawling structure. (KABC-TV via AP)

Fire destroys Southern California warehouse linked to Amazon

Jun. 5, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire early Friday destroyed a Southern California distribution facility that was used to ship items to Amazon customers. Authorities said employees got out and there were no reports of injuries. A half-dozen fire departments were unable to stop flames from destroying the sprawling...

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 courtesy of Dan Whaley, @dwhly, shows a warehouse fire burning at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco early Saturday, May 23, 2020.  The fire tore through the warehouse, sending thick smoke over the waterfront and causing its walls to collapse.  (Dan Whaley, @dwhly via AP)

Warehouse fire devastates San Francisco's fishing industry

May. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city's fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sunday. The fire erupted before dawn...