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Bill alters reporting of fracking chemicals in Ohio


The way companies report the fracking chemicals they use in Ohio could change under a bill moving through the Statehouse. Environmental activists say the legislation would make it more difficult for firefighters and people who live near fracking sites to get information about what chemicals they could be exposed to during an emergency, such as an explosion or spill. But ...

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Blast at Wyoming propane dealer forces evacuations

JACKSON, Wyo. — An explosion at a propane dealer in the Wyoming tourist town of Jackson forced the evacuation of several nearby businesses and a small school on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of anyone being hurt. Jackson police say multiple explosions occurred shortly before 1 p.m. at the AmeriGas facility about 2 miles from downtown Jackson in ...

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Former CEO charged with conspiracy

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Former CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship, has been indicted for his role in the Upper Big Ranch Mine explosion in West Virginia in 2010. According to the Associated Press (AP), Blankenship has been charged with multiple accounts of conspiracy.  The indictment states Blankenship knew the coal mine had numerous safety violations, and did not address any of the violations ...

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West getting new schools after plant explosion

WEST, Texas— A Central Texas town devastated by last year’s fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people will be getting two new schools. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Thursday in West for construction of a new campus to replace middle and high schools leveled in the April 2013 accident. The West Independent School District announced the groundbreaking for the $50 million ...

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Baytown, TX lightning strike causes oil tank explosion


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An oil tank in Baytown, Texas has exploded after being struck by lightning, Click2Houston.com reports. The incident occurred at Holloman Oil Corp. shortly after 1:00 P.M. Two tanks holding a combined 1,400 barrels of crude oil were destroyed as well as three tanks of wastewater. No injuries have been reported. Clouds of black smoke ...

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Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The California Public Utilities Commission said the figure reached by two ...

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Explosion at Duke power plant (VIDEO)


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Duke Energy began the destruction of its Cape Feare power plant in Chatham County, North Carolina in dramatic fashion today with a controlled implosion that sent the facility’s twin smokestacks tumbling. The power plant was closed in 2012 after over 90 years of operation. Duke plans two more explosions to fully demolish the structure. ...

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PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood. Steve Bauer, an attorney for the company, entered the plea in federal court to all 28 counts, including obstruction ...

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Feds close probe of refinery blast that killed 7

Gene Johnson | The Associated Press SEATTLE — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes. The decision was shared with victims’ relatives earlier in the day, said Jenny Durkan, the U.S. attorney in Seattle. Prosecutors ...

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