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4 hurt, 200 evacuated after Washington plant fire

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PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say four workers were injured and about 200 residents were evacuated after a large explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing plant in the eastern Washington town of Plymouth. Benton County Sheriff Steven Keane says the fire from the 8:20 a.m. blast has been put out. He says the explosion sent a ...

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4 hurt, 200 evacuated after Washington plant fire

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PLYMOUTH, WASH. (AP) — A large explosion and fire Monday at natural gas processing plant near the Washington-Oregon border injured four workers and led to the evacuation of about 200 people from nearby homes as flames and a mushroom-shaped cloud of black smoke reached high into the air. The 8:20 a.m. blast at the Williams Northwest Pipeline plant in the ...

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Oil spill workshop gets live example of response process

Spill Cleanup

An oil spill Saturday morning at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes happened at an opportune time for participants in an oil spill response workshop. While representatives from federal, state and local response agencies were teaching the day’s students about oil spills and responses, several of them answered phone calls about the active spill. An oil sheen was also ...

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