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2 hospitalized, others sickened in CO leak in Kansas store

Oct. 13, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two people were hospitalized and several others sickened in a carbon monoxide leak inside a Kansas City, Kansas, supermarket, fire department officials there said. Firefighters were called to the El Rio Bravo supermarket around noon Tuesday,...

Highway in Indiana, Michigan reopens after chemical spill

Sep. 14, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — A highway in northeastern Indiana and southern Michigan reopened Tuesday afternoon after a chemical leak forced its closure. Interstate 69 in Steuben County and adjacent southern Michigan has reopened, Indiana State Police said. The only area that...

2 die, 4 hospitalized after Chicago carbon monoxide leak

Sep. 10, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two women died and four other people, including three children, were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood Friday, authorities said. A woman in her 70s and another woman in her 50s were found dead inside in...

Ammonia release at chicken processing plant investigated

Sep. 06, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are investigating a release of toxic ammonia gas at a Middle Tennessee chicken processing plant that led to the evacuation of more than 200 residents. Fire officials said the gas leak at a Tyson Foods facility in Goodlettsville early...

Feds responding to reports of oil, chemical spills after Ida

Sep. 02, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state agencies say they are responding to reports of oil and chemical spills resulting from Hurricane Ida following the publication of aerial photos by The Associated Press. Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Nick Conger said...

Judge OKs settlement with US Steel over 2017 Indiana spill

Sep. 02, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a revised settlement with U.S. Steel, more than four years after one of the steelmaker's Indiana plants discharged wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary. U.S. District...

Some Meriden residents advised to evacuate after acid spill

Aug. 17, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Residents of a Meriden neighborhood were told to shelter in place or evacuate their homes after a chemical spill at a waste management plant. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said its emergency response unit was at...

EPA ordered to update rules on oil spill-fighting chemicals

Aug. 09, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must update nearly three-decade-old regulations about the chemicals that can be used to disperse offshore oil spills, which some environmental groups contend cause serious health problems. ...

Texas water park chemical leak blamed on filtration system

Aug. 05, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A Texas water park says a chemical exposure that sent dozens of people to hospitals was caused by “improper installation” of a water filtration system. Six Flags officials said Wednesday that a third-party service company improperly installed...

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

Jul. 31, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

CRANE, Texas (AP) — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land. The wells, unable to produce any...