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S. Portland chemical plant faces EPA fineThe ForecasterThe complaint alleges the facility stored incompatible chemicals close enough together that a spill or release of one chemical could result in a reaction with others, creating toxic gases, fire or an explosion. The EPA alleges the plant violated ...and more »
CSB renews call for local chemical safety programCharleston GazetteBoard members voted 4-1 to approve the report, along with its recommendation that the Kanawha Valley create a new chemical plant safety program aimed at preventing future leaks, explosions and fires. "The board continues to feel that's an important ...and more »
Worker Dies From SKF Plant Explosion InjuriesWGAL LancasterThe Sept. 1 explosion at the SKF USA Inc. plant left a worker and two contractors injured with chemical burns. Company officials said the workers suffered respiratory burns while working with a salt solution that is used to treat metal. ...and more »
WJFW-TVBlaze at Wis. co-op does $500000 in damageHouston ChronicleThe blaze destroyed seed and chemical warehouses and damaged a facility where liquid fertilizer is loaded. Leick said the explosion sounds came from a pair of 120-gallon propane tanks. The tanks didn't explode but, as designed, released propane vapor ...Massive fire at Adell Co-op forces village evacuationFond du Lac ReporterExplosion, fire at Sheboygan County farm co-opWHBL Sheboyganall 83 news articles »
Chemical Plant That Exploded May Be Fined $917KWCVB-TVBOSTON -- The federal workplace safety agency has recommended $917000 in fines for a Massachusetts adhesives manufacturer after an explosion there injured four workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday announced it had cited ...OSHA cites 50 safety violations, proposes US 917000 in fines against Bostik Inc.MMD Newswire (press release)all 130 news articles »
Blast at chemical plant kills 3The Nation, PakistanBEIJING (AFP) - Three people were killed and another three wounded in an explosion at a chemical plant in east China on Tuesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The cause of the explosion at the privately owned plant in Leping city, ...and more »
3 killed, 3 injured in chemical plant explosion in ChinaPhilippine StarNANCHANG (Xinhua) – Three people were killed and another three wounded in a chemical plant explosion on Tuesday in eastern Jiangxi Province, local authorities said. The explosion happened at around 1:30 pm at the privately owned Jiangxi Jiangwei High ...Three Killed In China Chemical Plant ExplosionRTT Newsall 9 news articles »
CBC.caWSJ 3nd UPDATE: Explosion At French Nuclear Facility Kills 1,Hurts 4Wall Street JournalEDF confirmed the explosion at the incinerator, which doesn't generate electricity, but said there were no radioactive or chemical leaks as a result. Nuclear experts in France were quick to play down the impact of the fire at the waste treatment ...French nuclear officials downplay risks from blastCBC.caFrench officials: 'Don't worry about fatal nuclear explosion'RegisterExplosion at French LLW Plant Leaves 1 dead, 4 injuredEnergy CollectiveMirror.co.uk -NTDTV -Canada.comall 1,380 news articles »
One worker injured in blast at chemical plant in NiagaraBuffalo NewsOne worker was treated at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, then released, following the chemical explosion Friday night at Stollberg Inc., a manufacturing plant in the Town of Niagara. No other injuries were reported in the explosion that ...Authorities give "all clear" after chemical fireWIVBInvestigation Continues In Niagara Falls Industrial FireWGRZ-TVAll Clear Given In Niagara County Chemical ExplosionWBEN 930Tonawanda Newsall 27 news articles »
Fire marshal: Flammable vapors caused Middleton plant explosionBoston GlobeThe office said it had also issued three non-criminal notices of violation to the company and was recommending changes in laws and regulations to improve chemical process safety in the state. The violations were for storing more flammable liquids than ...and more »
...on these plants would harm the densely populated communities around them. The worst case scenarios the DHS found include chemical explosions, spills, and gas clouds that could either kill or seriously harm millions of people living in the plants' vicinities. But...
"NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - State police say nobody was hurt when explosions rocked a Multi-Chem Corp. chemical plant in a New Iberia industrial park Tuesday afternoon. Trooper Stephen Hammons says all employees are accounted for. He says Iberia Regional Airport was closed, and a 1-mile area around the plant was evacuated. Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies closed Louisiana Highway 182 on the western side of the city, about 75 miles west of New Orleans. The Daily Iberian newspaper reports that explosions could be heard 20 minutes after the first, which was about 4 pm A spokesman for Multi-Chem Group in Houston said the company was gathering information on what happened. The company makes oilfield production chemicals." www.klfy.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All of the employees are "accounted for" but not dead, it sounds. Good. Now, just WTF is going on in this world and are these isolated incidents or some secret war or what @_@! ****SONG: Wonkap - Eliminate
Shep told viewers of reportedly massive explosions at a chemical plant in New Iberia, Louisiana, about 100 miles west of New Orleans, The cause of the explosion is unclear but so far at least four workers have been taken to the hospital.
Huge Chemical Plant Explosion @ Chemical Coatings LLC in Hudson, Nc on 5-28-2011. There are a total of 20 fire departments on this fire. They have issued a MADATORY 2 mile evacuation and a Optional 5 Mile Evactuation. photo on INITIAL EXPLOSION www.facebook.com HUDSON, NC -- A fire at a chemical manufacturer in western North Carolina has forced the evacuation of people living within two miles of the plant. Authorities say the Chemical Coatings plant near Hudson in Caldwell County caught fire shortly before 4 pm Saturday. Emergency officials say one person was taken to the hospital, but the extent of that person's injuries was not known. Authorities have shut down US 321 in front of the plant as firefighters battle the blaze. Evacuations were ordered as smoke filled the air. Chemical Coatings makes dyes, lacquers and other coatings for furniture and other products. Hudson is located about 70 miles northwest of Charlotte. Source of Info: www.sacbee.com Video is My own Shot off my back deck DO NOT COPY MY VIDEO AND POST ON YOUR OWN CHANNEL I FUCKING HATE THAT SHIT!
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On April 19, 1962 a pre-dawn blast at a huge ethanolamine chemical plant owned by the Olin Corporation in Brandenburg, Kentucky, almost leveled the complex installation. A small quantity of ammonia gas mistakenly introduced into a 6500-gal ethylene oxide tank (not 10000 as mentioned in the newsreel) triggered an exothermic polymerization and an explosion that shattered windows miles away. One plant worker was killed and 21workers were injured. Exothermic runaway reactions may occur when impurities or foreign materials are present in the storage tanks. The 1984 release of methyl isocyanate vapor from a storage tank at a Bhopal, India chemical plant was caused by the exothermic reaction of liquid methyl isocyanate with water. Over the past 50 years, hundreds of similar explosions and releases have occurred, tragedies that could have been avoided if good engineering in design, construction, maintenance and operation had been practiced and safety management program had been implemented and executed. That was the goal of Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 passed by Congress which required OSHA and EPA to issue and enforce regulations to help prevent accidental chemical releases. OSHA has responsibility for the protection of workers from accidental chemical releases and has promulgated the Process Safety Management Standard (29 CFR 1910.119) to satisfy this requirement. EPA has responsibility for protection of the general public and the environment from accidental chemical ...
Harris Faulkner reports that a contract worker is still unaccounted for in yesterday's explosion at a Houston-area petroleum plant. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
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Chemical & Engineering NewsGoodbye, PhosphatesChemical & Engineering NewsInvestigation: Rush to production caused plant explosion in West Virginia, safety board concludes. On July 1, 2010, major cleaning product manufacturers ...and more »
Chemical & Engineering NewsBanking On Green ChemistryChemical & Engineering NewsInvestigation: Rush to production caused plant explosion in West Virginia, safety board concludes. Aiming for leadership in bio-based chemicals, ...and more »
Canaan Averts Disaster in Leaking Propane Tank Incident (Web First)Litchfield County Times... when the chemical combustion of water and magnesium caused some minor explosions and sent flames shooting through the roof vents of a storage facility. ...and more »
Safety board proposal leaves doubtDaily Mail - CharlestonThe safety board said the accident was caused by a runaway chemical reaction that occurred during the restart of the plant's methomyl unit. ...
West Virginia MetroNewsChemical Plant Explosion AvoidableWest Virginia MetroNewsThe US Chemical Safety Board says the deadly explosion at Bayer CropScience Plant in Kanawha County in August of 2008 should never have happened. ...Report: Fatal Bayer blast 'should never have happened'Charleston GazetteBoard: Mistakes Led to Bayer Plant Blast in W.Va.ABC NewsLongstanding Flaws Led to Deadly Blast at Pesticides Plant, Probers SayFairWarningWHSV -WOWK -Chemical & Engineering Newsall 117 news articles »
OSHA lists violations against plant where workers diedPittsburgh Post Gazette... violations against a Monaca-based chemical plant following an investigation into an explosion that resulted in the death of two employees there in July. ...and more »
3 Workers Hurt In Chemical ExplosionWHNS GreenvilleInvestigators said that the fire appeared to be the result of a chemical explosion that happened while the victims were working with a metal called ...Business Explosion Sparks Fire, Injures 3WYFF GreenvilleThree People Burned In Spartanburg County Business FireNews Channel 7all 10 news articles »
Questions remain on eve of final Bayer reportCharleston GazetteLast week's announcement that Bayer CropScience will stop making, using and storing the deadly chemical methyl isocyanate, or MIC, may have taken some of ...and more »
WVNS-TVBayer CropScience to eliminate 220 jobs in W.Va.BusinessWeekTwo workers were killed in an explosion involving a tank of the chemical there in 2008. Hedrick said Bayer plans to use up remaining stores of the chemical, ...Bayer to phase out MIC; cut 220 jobsCharleston GazetteBayer to cut production, 220 jobs at InstituteDaily Mail - CharlestonBayer to shut controversial US methyl isocyanate unit in 2012ICIS (subscription)all 60 news articles »
After eight hours still no control over the situation there .Southern areas of the Netherlands are on the top state of alert after a blaze at a chemical plant near Rotterdam sent out a thick plume of smoke. The cloud from the fire at Moerdijk was floating north and had reached the city of Dordrecht, Dutch media said. Some 400000 litres of carcinogenic material are stored at the Chemie-Pack plant, De Telegraaf says. There were no reports of casualties and officials said it was unclear if toxic fumes had been released. The flames were said to be up to 40m (131ft) high and there were reports of repeated, loud explosions. Residents in Dordrecht were being warned to keep windows and doors shut. A Dordrecht resident , said people in the area were frightened as they were unsure about any potential risks to their health. "It is quite scary. The sky is thick with black smoke and we still don't know if it is toxic or not. "There is a very unpleasant, chemical smell in the air. I could see the chemical site from my window at work this afternoon across the water and I only live two miles from there. "But we have not been given any information from the authorities and there is no number to call to find out more. It is frightening." The Dutch government set up a co-ordination centre for emergency services and southern areas of the province of South Holland were placed on their highest state of alert. Chemie-Pack, which is about 40km (25 miles) south of the port of Rotterdam, processes ...
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...a major blaze and explosions ripped through a chemical storage and packing company. A plume of smoke billows from a burning chemical plant as firefighters are seen outside the plant in the southern Dutch town of Moerdijk, Netherlands, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011....
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Charleston Gazette (blog)New Cumberland Council Expected To Discuss Triple-Fatal Explosion MondayWTOV SteubenvilleNearly a month after a chemical plant explosion claimed the lives of three workers in Hancock County, officials said few answers have been found. ...Community raises concerns following fatal explosion at New Cumberland metals ...Charleston Gazette (blog)all 7 news articles »
For more news visit ☛ english.ntdtv.com An explosion at a chemical plant in Shanxi Province has left four dead and 37 workers injured. It happened at the Yushe Chemical Industry on Saturday. The flames were put out by Sunday morning. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. The company has 2700 employees and produces PVC, sodium hydroxide, and other chemicals.
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Orlando SentinelDisney, SeaWorld accident lawsuits face tough oddsOrlando SentinelThen in 2000, the court opened the window wider: In a case stemming from an explosion at an Alachua County chemical plant that killed one worker and ...
Fears of chemical explosion at auto storeHerald SunSOUTH Australian police have set up a 500m exclusion zone around an Autopro store in Clare amid fears of a chemical explosion. ...and more »
San Bruno pipeline declared high risk by stateExaminer.comAccording to the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), a number of explosions, going back to 1997, were caused by improper purging. ...and more »
Washington PostBP internal investigation report leaves some things unsaidWashington PostOil giant BP laid much of the blame for the rig explosion and the massive Gulf of Mexico spill on workers at sea, other companies and a complex series of ...and more »
NEWS.com.auSan Bruno Update: How safe are gas lines running under populated areas?Examiner.comThen, without warning, an explosion ripped through the quiet San Bruno neighborhood. Those closest to the epicenter of the blast, had seconds to escape the ...cutting natural gas criticalSan Francisco ChronicleAt Least Four Dead, Dozens Injured, in Massive Gas Line Blast Near San FranciscoFairWarning (blog)all 4,947 news articles »
Vacant lot at Pacific Street & Iwilei RoadHawaii News NowInvestigators say vapors from a chemical reaction underground led to three explosions. "It was more startling than anything. It didn't like shake where I ...Explosions In Iwilei Force Mid-Day EvacuationsKITV HonoluluHazards cleared after explosions in IwileiKHON2all 23 news articles »
Space.comSupernova Shrapnel Discovered Inside MeteoriteSpace.comBy contrast, Type Ia supernova explosions occur in the death of a small but extremely dense white-dwarf star in a binary system (in which two stars orbit ...Stellar Explosion Remnants Found in MeteoriteSoftpediaScientists discover supernova shrapnel in meteoriteOneindiaall 21 news articles »
CaryCitizenNo injuries at Cary chemical plant explosionNews & ObserverCary town officials said no one was injured in an explosion Thursday at an organic chemical company. The explosion occurred Thursday afternoon in a lab at ...Cary firefighters respond to explosion at chemical companyWRAL.comFire crews respond to lab explosion in CaryNews14.comExplosion in Cary lab forces evacuationBizjournals.comCaryCitizen -MyNC.comall 10 news articles »
Town HallEXPLOSION UPDATE: Kleen Energy, O&G, Bluewater named in new lawsuitsMiddletown PressMIDDLETOWN—Nine additional lawsuits were filed with regards to the Kleen Energy Power Plant explosion Thursday and lawyers ...Kleen Energy's fatal deal - Full versionCNNMoney9 new lawsuits filed over February plant explosionLexington Herald Leaderall 105 news articles »
APNewsBreak: 12 states warned about faulty propaneThe Associated PressBOSTON — An Illinois-based gas distributor has warned officials in at least 12 states that some propane deliveries may have lacked enough of a chemical ...and more »
Here's the Pepcon explosion in really great quality. I know it's still not the best quality that's out there, but I noticed it might be better than most of the ones here on Youtube. It's unedited, meaning I didn't add any sound effects or alter the original video in any way. The second explosion is so fuckin' awesome. It's the first explosion I ever seen where you could actually hear the sound wave as it's approaching. Sounds sorta like a jet engine right before the explosion.
Meth arrests follow barn fireHenderson GleanerInvestigators determined the fire began because a chemical reaction in a two-liter plastic soda bottle triggered an explosion. Police also found several ...and more »
CBC.caTesoro Refinery Fire May Be Worst Since BP in 2005BusinessWeeks Anacortes, Washington, refinery today may be the worst fatal accident to strike a US refinery since a 2005 explosion killed 15 people at BP Plc's plant in ...US to probe fire at Tesoro Anacortes refineryReutersTesoro refinery explosion kills 4Houston ChronicleDeadly Washington blast is latest refinery accidentLos Angeles TimesSeattle Post Intelligencer -The Associated Press -Seattle Timesall 1,546 news articles »
Seattle Post IntelligencerEvacuated families will not be allowed home before MondayWAFB.comEntertainment News from AP DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Officials monitoring the huge chemical fire that sparked in Denham Springs this week report the ...Fire at La. chemical warehouse forces evacuationsThe Associated PressWAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |Neighbors return home after chemical fireWBXHNeighbors of La. chemical fire still evacuatedAtlanta Journal ConstitutionNOLA.com -2TheAdvocate -The Associated Pressall 303 news articles »
Scientific AmericanExplosive Silicon Gas Casts Shadow on Solar Power IndustryScientific AmericanIn 2005 a routine procedure at a manufacturing plant in Taiwan caused a spontaneous explosion that killed a worker and ignited a blaze that ripped through ...