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Kinston, North Carolina: Jan. 29, 2003

Rubber dust explosion tears apart a North Carolina factory.

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December Marks the 15th Anniversary of the Buncefield Depot Disaster

Overfilled gasoline storage tank causes worst explosion in Europe since World War II.

Sterlington, Louisiana: May 1, 1991

Mission creep is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes. It is a fact of life with which firefighters must live.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Dec. 24, 1989

Christmas 1989 fire hits Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery.

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.

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.

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.

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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.