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French Prosecutor Expands Lubrizol Fire Investigation

Local citizens group fights plans to partially reopen the Lubrizol operation in Rouen.

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Steelworkers Sue EPA Over Chemical Storage Requirements

Enforcement placed on hold by the Trump administration in 2016.

Chemical Plant Explosion in Scotland Injures 2

Officials shut down nearby primary school out of concern about possible asbestos in debris.

CSB Releases Midland Resource Recovery Final Report

Dangerous chemical reactions led to explosions that killed three people in two separate incidents at a West Virginia facility for decontaminating obsolete odorizer vessels, a U.S. Chemical Safety Board report issued Tuesday states.

What Causes Storage Tanks to Collapse?

An oil tank could be working just fine. However, if it’s struck by lightning, a catastrophe could be imminent, particularly if the tank has not been grounded.

Settlement Struck in Deadly 2008 Explosion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced in September a $5.6 million settlement with Bayer CropScience LP to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its facility in Institute, West Virginia where an explosion killed two people in 2008.

Graniteville, South Carolina: Jan. 5, 2005

Train wreck unleashes fatal chlorine in South Carolina.

Illiopolis, Illinois: April 23, 2004

Small-town firefighters battle Illinois plastics plant fire.

Houston, Texas: June 24, 1994

Houston firefighters face repeat match with twin warehouse blazes.