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Drones: An Industrial Revolution

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Explosions Rock Chemical Plant in India

The sound of the blast was described as "deafening, like thunder."

Intense Flaring at Scottish Chemical Plant Creates Concern

Complaints about the frequency of flaring resulted in a government investigation last year.

Explosions Startle Firefighters at Massachusetts Plant

One of six explosions blew a 5-by-8-foot hole in the building roof.

Trial in Hurricane Harvey-Related Chemical Fire to Begin

Three trailers of volatile organic peroxide burned after Hurricane Harvey-related flooding cut electrical power for refrigeration.

Hazmat Leak in California Triggers Evacuation

The chemical plant spilled nearly 250 gallons of acrolein.

Blast Rocks Louisiana Refinery Under Construction

A polyethylene unit was behind schedule to become operational.

Massive Fireball Erupts at Chinese Petrochemical Plant

Video on social media shows workers fleeing from the flames.

Illinois Industrial Explosion Traced to Hydrogen Release

A silicon hydride emulsion made at a Waukegan, Illinois, chemical plant where four people were killed in a May 2019 explosion can produce hazardous amounts of flammable hydrogen gas under certain conditions, federal investigators revealed Wednesday.

Refinery Explosion Forces Families to Move Thanksgiving Feast

No fatalities and relatively few injuries were the chief blessings for which residents gave thanks after several massive explosions and more than five days of raging fire at the TPC Group petrochemical plant forced many to spend the Thanksgiving holidays elsewhere.