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Revisiting the 2015 Vancouver Port Hazmat Incident

When 22 tons of pool cleaning tablets began to oxidize in a shipping container, acrid fumes created a toxic cloud.

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Fire Marshal Completes Probe into Texas Chemical Plant Blast

The ignition source for the blast remains unknown.

Canadian Derailment Probe Shows No Operator Error

The fiery Feb. 6 train derailment spilled 7,500 barrels of crude in Saskatchewan.

Blaze Spread Through Louisiana Refinery Via Pipe Rack

The amount of sulfur dioxide and butadiene released were above environmental limits.

Revisiting 2008's Imperial Sugar Refinery Blast

Combustible sugar dust caused an explosion that killed 14 workers in Port Wentworth, Georgia, on Feb. 7, 2008.

Revisiting New Carissa's 1999 Grounding: What We Can Learn

The U.S. Coast Guard chose an unusual, yet effective, tactic for dealing with the grounding of a fuel-laden freighter off Coos Bay, Oregon, on Feb. 4, 1999.

New Carissa's 1999 Grounding

The fuel-laden freighter ran aground off the shoreline of Coos Bay, Oregon on Feb. 4, 1999, and triggered an unusual maritime response that involved setting fire to the ship's cargo.

Delaware Refinery Settles with Air Regulators Over Fire

The latest violations involve more than 6 tons of air pollutants released.

OSHA Fines Closed Philadelphia Refinery for Process Safety Hazards

The PES facility was extensively damaged by fire and an explosion in June.

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Equipment Failure Blamed for Blast at Kansas Aircraft Plant

A 64-foot-tall industrial autoclave that separated under 90 pounds per square inch pressure is being blamed for a massive nitrogen release on Dec. 27 in Wichita, Kansas, that blew apart a section of the Beechcraft aircraft plant, injuring 15 workers and contractors.