Chemical spills

June 17, 2019 - 11:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas leak at a chemical plant south of Rotterdam. The East Brabant court ruled Monday that Shell did not...
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In this still image from video provided by ABC7 Chicago, a fire engine sprays water on a container of the chemical that farmers use for soil after after anhydrous ammonia leaked Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Beach Park, Ill. Authorities say dozens of people have been taken to hospitals after anhydrous ammonia leaked from containers that a tractor was pulling in the Chicago suburb. (ABC7 Chicago via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 8:22 pm
BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A chemical leak that caused a toxic plume to hang for hours over a northern Chicago suburb Thursday sickened dozens of people, including seven who are in critical condition, officials said. Lake Forest Fire Chief Mike Gallo said a tractor was towing two separate two-ton...
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April 25, 2019 - 1:40 pm
BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical leak in a northern Chicago suburb (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities say 11 firefighters and three police officers are among 37 people hospitalized due to an ammonia leak in a northern Chicago suburb. Officials say the chemical leaked from a...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Just days after the first blaze broke out...
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A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality mobile unit is used to monitor air quality near the Houston Ship Channel Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Houston. The efforts to clean up the Intercontinental Terminals Company petrochemical facility, that burned for several days this week, were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. A portion of the channel remains closed. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 23, 2019 - 3:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said...
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In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 photo, shows smoke rising from a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company near the Deer Park School District's Abshire Stadium in Deer Park, Texas. Officials have lifted an order to remain indoors after several readings showed that the air quality had improved near a scorched petrochemical storage facility in suburban Houston. City officials in Deer Park lifted the order Thursday and reopened roads around the Intercontinental Terminals Company. But residents living near ITC say they're skeptical of what public officials are telling them. (Jeffrey Fountain via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 4:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Potentially hazardous chemicals spilled Friday from a Texas plant where crews were still trying to clean up after a dayslong fire, forcing the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and prolonging the fears of residents who have worried about their health for almost a week...
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This photo provided by the Delaware River and Bay Authority shows traffic on the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Pennsville Township, N.J., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. A gas leak has shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions. (Delaware River and Bay Authority via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 12:59 am
PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A gas leak that shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge in both directions Sunday evening, bringing traffic on a major East Coast artery to a standstill on one of the busiest travel days of the year, has reopened. The Delaware Department of Transportation tweeted late Sunday...
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September 07, 2018 - 3:12 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 4,000 children have been evacuated from a town in Russia-annexed Crimea where a noxious chemical leak has been blamed on a local titanium factory. Residents of Armyansk complained in late August that a sour smell was pervading the community and a substance resembling...
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August 24, 2018 - 9:56 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A poisonous gas leak killed two men Friday at the National Library in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, police said. An emergency team was sent to the building in central Belgrade after the leak was detected and sealed off the area, police said. Some 50 people had been...
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