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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.

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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.

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.

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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.