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Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With flowers, candles, anger and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world’s worst nuclear accident. Some survivors said the chaos of that time is etched in their minds forever. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko led a ceremony in Chernobyl, where work is underway to complete a ...

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Oil field alliance working to develop safety standards

BISMARCK, N.D. — State and federal agencies are working with members of the oil and gas industry to develop safety standards to better protect oil patch workers who are exposed to dangerous gases while in the field. The state of North Dakota, officials in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and MonDaks Safety Network formed an alliance recently to improve ...

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Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 – A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. A 109-car delivery of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken energy patch derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting at least nine cars ablaze. It was ...

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