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Carbon dioxide tank explodes at wedding, injuring 3

Aug. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a carbon dioxide tank being used by a disc jockey at a New Jersey wedding exploded, injuring three people on the dance floor. NorthJersey.com reports that Garfield police say the tank exploded shortly after 11 p.m. Friday at the Venetian. Deputy Chief Ron Polonkay said...

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...

Tank overflow blamed for oil, wastewater spill

Aug. 16, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says crude oil and wastewater overflowed from a tank in near Williston, impacting an unknown amount of pastureland. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the tank is on a well pad owned and operated by Kraken Operating LLC. He says the...

Michigan manufacturing facility fined after death of worker

Aug. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit manufacturing facility has been fined after the death of an employee who fell into vat of sulfuric acid. The Detroit News reports Wednesday the $32,500 fine was issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which completed an investigation...

Tyson officials say welding spark likely caused Holcomb fire

Aug. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tyson officials say a spark from welding during maintenance is the likely cause of a fire that damaged the company's plant in Holcomb. Tyson representatives met Wednesday with state and other government officials to discuss Friday night's fire, which caused extensive damage. No one...

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 An evacuation order issued, then rescinded, for a nearby village.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...

Cause not found for deadly Chicago-area factory explosion

Aug. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Investigators haven't been able to determine what caused an explosion at a Chicago-area silicone factory that killed four workers in May. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lanzi tells the Lake County News-Sun that he's confident investigators located the point of origin for the explosion at...

Tyson will pay employees while Holcomb plant closed

Aug. 12, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that has temporarily shut down the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. Investigators say the fire Friday night started in the box shop near the area where animals are killed, causing part of the roof to collapse. It took...