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Chevron fire sent U.S. Chemical Safety Board into a tailspin
Jul 4- Smoke from a Chevron Oil refinery fire in 2012 fills the sky above Richmond. It sent thousands to hospitals seeking treatment.
Just how damaging has the Gulf of Mexico disaster been to BP?
Jul 3- The deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill was a disaster for BP in the boardroom, its bank balance and reputation.
Entergy Report: Insulation Failure Sparked Transformer Fire At Indian Point
Jun 30- A transformer fire that shut down Indian Point nuclear power plant in May was caused by a failure of insulation, according to an internal investigation.
Asbestos risk for WA Alcoa workers 'low'
Jun 23- ALCOA has been directed to improve its asbestos management procedures after workers were potentially exposed to it at two refineries in Western Australia.
Bulgaria fines Lukoil's refinery $58,000 over petrol spill
Jun 18- Bulgaria's environment ministry said on Thursday it had fined LUKOIL's Neftochim Burgas refinery 100,000 levs ($58,282) after a petrol spill into a lake near the Black Sea city of Burgas.
EPA testing for contamination after chemical plant fire
Jun 17- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether runoff from a chemical plant fire has contaminated private drinking water wells.
Inadequate industry standards identified in Caribbean Petroleum investigation
Jun 16- The response of US industry, trade and professional associations to past incidents has been inadequate to prevent similar incidents, according to a report into the Caribbean Petroleum (CAPECO) explosion in 2009.
How an Emission of Hydrogen Sulfide from Shell's Refinery Drifted over the Swinomish Reservation
Jun 12- On February 20, people on the Swinomish reservation started smelling something strange. Some described the odor as burning tires or rotten eggs. Mike Cladoosby, 81, told KING 5 that breathing in the odor "burned," and that he spent the night in the hospital because of respiratory problems.
Total fined over worker’s burns in molten sulphur
Jun 12- The Total Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Lincolnshire has been fined after a worker suffered serious burns when he stepped into an open manway lid and hit molten sulphur below.
Ottawa boiler plant inspections haven't happened since explosion
Jun 10- CBC News has learned federal inspectors haven't even stepped inside an Ottawa boiler plant almost one year after the department of Public Works was sentenced in a 2009 explosion, despite a court order to inspect the plant.
Sinclair lawsuit blames 2013 refinery fire on faulty valve
Jun 9- A lawsuit filed by the owner of a Wyoming refinery alleges six companies played roles in the installation of a valve that failed, causing a fire and $135 million in damage to the plant.
LaPorte OSHA Citations Show Clear Lack of Safety and Failure of DuPont to Lead on Safety
Jun 9- The union that represents workers at DuPont’s LaPorte, Tex. insecticide facility is expressing outrage at DuPont’s legal challenge to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
Quarry incident a call to continue Health & Safety reforms
Jun 9- The New Zealand mining and quarry industry extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Murray Taylor caught in the workplace accident yesterday (8 June) at the lime quarry operated by Heathstock Haulage in North Canterbury.
OSHA recommends fines after explosion at Kansas company
Jun 5- Federal labor officials are recommending a northeast Kansas railcar company be fined $46,900 for violations found after an explosion injured nine employees, two seriously.
Plant manager says DuPont didn't anticipate fatal leak
Jun 3- At a public meeting this week, the manager of DuPont's La Porte plant acknowledged oversights in safety procedures that contributed to the deaths of four workers there last November.
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