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Groups Seek Ban on Flame Retardant Chemicals

April 6, 2015 2:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the International Association of Fire Fighters, and others, argued the prevalence of organohalogens in many common products poses long-term health risks that outweigh their fire safety properties.

5 Years After Coal Mine Blast, Explosion Risks Persist

April 6, 2015 10:06 am | by DYLAN LOVAN and JOHN RABY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's worst coal mine disaster in decades exposed lax safety measures at some Appalachian mines, issues that persist five years later despite the crackdown that followed, according to an Associated Press review of federal inspection records.

Family Severely Sickened by Exposure to Banned Pesticide While on Vacation

April 6, 2015 9:48 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

A family of four became severely ill after exposure to methyl bromide, which is banned for indoor use in the U.S. The family's attorney reported that when found, the father was in a coma and the mother and two teen sons were having seizures.

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Texas Grocery Chain H-E-B Pulls All Blue Bell Products

April 6, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

H-E-B, with more than 300 stores in Texas and northern Mexico, said the decision Saturday was a "precautionary measure due to food safety concerns."

Pemex Begins to Restore Production at Fire-Damaged Platform

April 6, 2015 9:16 am | by KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's state-run oil company continues to search for three missing workers from a platform fireball that killed four others, while beginning to restore production at the damaged Gulf of Mexico facility, officials said Sunday.

Tanker Ran Aground Off Galveston Refloated, no Hull Breach

April 2, 2015 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A tanker hauling about 400,000 barrels of crude oil has been refloated after running aground off Texas while bound for the Port of Houston.

Possible New Laws Considered Nearly 2 Years After West Blast

April 2, 2015 10:48 am | by J.B. SMITH, Waco Tribune-Herald | Articles | Comments

Nearly two years after a fire set off a deadly ammonium nitrate explosion at the West Fertilizer Co., Texas businesses selling the chemical aren't subject to any new laws, and only a handful store it in fireproof buildings as experts recommend, state officials said.

Agency Proposes $17K Fine For Closed Wisconsin Nuclear Plant

April 1, 2015 4:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency says the fine is for a security-related violation stemming from routine inspections.

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New Rules Take Effect For North Dakota Crude Oil Shipments

April 1, 2015 4:46 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state began requiring companies on Wednesday to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars — a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments.

Massive Fire Engulfs Mexican Oil Rig, 4 Dead

April 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea.

Albanian Authorities Evacuate Village After Oil Well Blast

April 1, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well.

Freedom Industries, State Sign Spill Site Cleanup Agreement

March 31, 2015 3:17 pm | by PAM RAMSEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The agreement sets deadlines for Freedom to submit cleanup reports and work plans to the DEP.

New Leadership to Take Over Embattled Chemical Safety Board

March 31, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

President Obama previously nominated Vanessa Sutherland, chief counsel for the Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, to succeed Moure-Eraso. That transition, however, will move up by three months following a slew of controversies under Moure-Eraso's watch.  

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NYC Blast Probe Highlights Problem of Stealing Gas

March 31, 2015 9:58 am | by COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

While officials caution that they aren't certain of the cause of last week's blast in New York's East Village, it is highlighting a long-known problem with potentially deadly consequences: untrained schemers rigging up pipes to save money by siphoning natural gas.

GNC Reaches Deal With NY AG Over Herbal Plus Products

March 30, 2015 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The NY attorney general sent letters to GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens for allegedly selling store brand herbal supplement products that either could not be verified to contain the labeled substance or were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels.

Worker Killed in Blast at Eastern Pennsylvania Plant

March 28, 2015 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Township police said the blast happened in the melt shop of the plant, but there was no fire by the time officers arrived.

Feds Investigate Safety Of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

March 26, 2015 6:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Lumber Liquidators have dropped 59 percent since Feb. 24, when it announced that the "60 Minutes" segment would air and said the federal government might file criminal charges against the company.

Feds Say Monsanto Released Dangerous Chemicals at Idaho Plant

March 26, 2015 2:47 pm | by Keith Ridler, Associated Press | News | Comments

Monsanto Corporation has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for hundreds of uncontrolled releases of dangerous chemicals at its phosphate plant in Soda Springs, Idaho.

Report: Feds to Exceed Costs For Cleaning up Nuke Waste

March 24, 2015 3:25 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Monday by a government watchdog.

Worker Safety Still Plagues US Oil Refineries

March 23, 2015 5:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Worker fatalities at U.S. oil refineries between 2005 and 2015 nearly matched the total from the previous decade despite safety recommendations made in the aftermath of a 2005 accident.

Utah Medical Waste Incinerator Proposes Doubling Production

March 23, 2015 5:24 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A medical waste burning plant that is leaving North Salt Lake City after being cited for toxic emissions wants to more than double production at a new facility in a rural part of the state.

Hypoallergenic Isn't Really a Thing

March 23, 2015 9:47 am | by CEN Online | Videos | Comments

It’s a simple claim made on thousands of personal care products for adults and kids: hypoallergenic. But what does that actually mean?

Train Derailments in Texas, Colorado Cause Leaking Chemicals, Dumped Coal

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In Texas, the cars derailed Saturday evening near Valley Mills, a town about 25 miles northwest of Waco. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said that about four homes were evacuated.

Popular Weed Killer Deemed "Probable Carcinogen" by UN

March 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The new classification is aimed mainly at industrial use of glyphosate. Its use by home gardeners is not considered a risk.

Are You in Compliance? OSHA's 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

No matter the industry, learning and following safety techniques is crucial in protecting your business and your employees — and the manufacturing sector is definitely no exception.

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