Severe corrosion caused a 2012 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion in West Virginia and the incident likely could have been prevented if the pipeline had been inspected or tested, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Monday.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration keeps a list of "the worst of the worst" employers in the nation — the Severe Violator Enforcement Program — and drilling companies with multiple fatalities should be on it, safety experts say.
Investigators sent instruments used to measure air quality and radioactivity underground Friday and Saturday in the first step toward resuming operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot plant, which has been shut down since early February when a truck caught fire in a separate incident.
Plant chief Akira Ono said Monday that improving water management is crucial not only to the plant cleanup but also decontamination of the area so evacuees can return to their homes.
In the wake of California's Green Chemistry Law, and the associated regulations that will become public later this year, Chem.Info spoke with Michael Kirschner about what the forthcoming regulations will mean for manufacturers and what they can be doing to prepare now.
Critics were raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker, but the 750 or so residents of Bobtown were not.
The crude oil that exploded during a fatal derailment in Quebec last year that killed 47 people had characteristics similar to that of unleaded gasoline, a highly flammable liquid, Canada's transportation safety agency said Thursday.
Thirteen employees who were exposed to radiation during a leak at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump aren't likely to experience any health effects, federal officials said Wednesday.
A Canadian mining company said Wednesday that an illegal miner was killed in a clash with guards at the firm's silver mine in central Mexico.
Recent reports show that many facilities are still confused about the updated Hazard Communication Standard and what they must do to comply. Click here for an overview of these upcoming requirements and tips for what facilities should do to prepare for a seamless transition.
Static electricity is suspected of sparking a massive explosion and fire at an oil and gas drilling site in northern Colorado that injured two workers.
A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Tuesday it wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository reopens after a radiation leak that exposed at least 13 people.
A Columbia River industrial plant converted from making ethanol to shipping volatile North Dakota crude oil has been operating improperly by moving six times the volume its permit allowed, Oregon regulators say.
Nearly 20 employees of a North Carolina county have gone to the hospital for evaluation after a toxic dry cleaning chemical spill at the county jail.
Concerns over toxic substances in everyday life have been around since Rachel Carson penned "Silent Spring" more than a half-century ago. But getting these chemicals out of products and supply chains has been slow-going, especially as government regulation of such chemicals has been timid. Regulation by the marketplace is another matter.
For Workplace Eye Wellness Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has developed guidance on how to avoid and treat eye on-the-job eye injuries, 90 percent of which are preventable with the appropriate eye protection.
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks.
The elderly, young children and pregnant women were advised to evacuate an Australian town that has been shrouded by smoke and ash from a burning coal mine for almost three weeks.
More analysis is needed to determine exactly how much radiation workers were exposed to during a recent leak at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.
Federal investigators say a deadly explosion at a military flare plant in West Tennessee was an accident.
Earlier this month one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire near a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apologize for this kind of accident and what will this viral snafu mean for Chevron?
A federal judge has allowed a North Texas man to withdraw his guilty plea to trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline with a homemade bomb last year.
Rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.
Federal officials are firing back at a Northern California refinery after the company blocked them from investigating a chemical release that seriously injured two workers.
Thirteen workers at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have tested positive for radiation exposure after a recent leak released toxic particles in and around the plant, officials announced.