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Texas sues BP for damages related to oil spill
May 17- HOUSTON -- Texas on Friday became the fifth state to sue British oil company BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seeking damages related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
North Texas Chemical Company Having Safety Issues
May 16- WAXAHACHIE – Three times in the last two months, chemical trucks operated by Waxahachie-based Magnablend have been involved in hazardous material spills that have required state intervention.
U.S. Chemical Safety Board Root-Cause Investigation of West Explosion Continues; Board to Examine Ammonium Nitrate Storage, Siting, Fire Protection, and Preparedness Issues
West, Texas, May 16, 2013 – As other agencies wrapped up their on-site investigations into the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer in West, Texas, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) announced ...
Sinton Dairy Foods Co. cited by OSHA for workplace violations
May 14- Sinton Dairy Foods Co. has been cited for 14 workplace violations with proposed penalties of almost $75,000.
Pactiv Plant Fire Ruled Accidental, Causes $13 Million in Damages
May 14 – A large fire that gutted a plant in Bibb County and displaced hundreds of workers has been ruled accidental
U.S. Anhydrous Ammonia Plants have Averaged more than One Accident a Week for 16 Years
May 12- In the wake of the Texas fertilizer plant disaster, concerns have been raised over other facilities storing such chemicals that could prove dangerous to local residents.
Shell Incident Under Review
May 9- Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner’s Office says it can’t comment on a request from Ecojustice to have the Ministry investigate a few recent incidents at Shell’s Corunna Refinery.
3 Texas Workers Hospitalized and 4 Others Treated and Released Due to a December 2012 Fire
May 8, Houston, TX - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited AmeriGas Propane L.P. with 21 serious violations following a November 2012 fire that required three workers to be hospitalized and four workers to be treated and released.
DuPont and OCP Announce a Joint Venture on Safety and Sustainability
May 8 -- DuPont and OCP today announced the creation of a joint venture to provide consulting and training services to improve the safety, operational and environmental performance of companies in Morocco and other African countries.
State cancels Marathon Petroleum safety award presentation after Detroit refinery fire
May 8, LANSING — State officials say it’s uncertain whether they will still present a workplace safety award to Marathon Petroleum, after an April 27 explosion and fire at Marathon’s Detroit refinery caused evacuations.
San Bruno seeks $1.25 billion fine for PG&E over pipeline explosion
May 7- More than two years after a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, city leaders plan to press state regulators to impose fines of more than $1 billion on PG&E Corp., the pipeline's owner.
UK chemical firm fined £120,000 after fireball engulfs employee
May 7- A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in the Wirral.
Millions said to be at risk from hydrofluoric acid
May 3- The tragic explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant has focused attention on worker protection and issues including OSHA’s capacity to inspect hazardous workplaces.
Detroit Residents Want City-Wide Evacuation Plan After Oil Refinery Explosion
May 3, DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit residents are calling for an emergency evacuation plan nearly a week after an explosion at an oil refinery on the city’s southwest side.
U.S. oil industry touts offshore safety
May 2 , HOUSTON -- Energy companies working offshore need to ensure their work is conducted in a way that allays public concerns, a former Shell scientist said
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