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Labor Day Blues in Philly

Irony is defined as expressing one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. For an example look no further than the recent Labor Day celebration in Philadelphia barely two months after an explosion and fire closed the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex.

October 1, 2019

Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath

Whoever plans for potential disasters considers the most severe possible outcome that can reasonably be projected. Unfortunately, the word "reasonably" cannot be applied to Harvey.

October 1, 2017

Incendiary Findings

Occam’s razor is a principle stating that an explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct.

July 1, 2016

Bad Seeds

Events at West focus on plant's 'seed room'

July 1, 2014

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Firefighters traditionally toll a bell at memorial services for colleagues fallen in the line of duty. In Texas, that bell has been tolling far too much and far too loud to date this year.

July 1, 2013

Pasadena, Texas: Oct. 23, 1989

Pasadena, Texas: Oct. 23, 1989

The name Pasadena remains most notably linked with a flowery New Year’s Day parade in California. If ever a disaster deserved sole rights to co-opt a community's name, it would be the explosion and fire that rocked the other Pasadena in October 1989.

September 1, 2009

Mexico City: Nov. 19, 1984

Mexico City: Nov. 19, 1984

Where possible, investigators must arrive at a consensus that eliminates any chance of the same catastrophe happening again. That did not happen at San Juan Ixhuatepec.

April 1, 2001