Two of the 38 workers at the International Nutrition plant on Monday morning died and 10 were hospitalized with significant injuries, authorities said. A firefighter was also sent to the hospital with an injured hand.
At least nine people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.
For several days, a majority of Charleston-area residents have been told their water is safe to drink, that the concentration of a chemical used to wash coal is so low that it won't be harmful. But as long as people can still smell it, they're wary — and given the lack of knowledge about the chemical, some experts say their caution is justified.
The Louisville Water Co. expects the plume from a chemical spill in the Elk River in West Virginia to reach Louisville on Friday morning but doesn't believe customers will find any change in drinking water quality.
While no one became seriously ill from last week's chemical spill in West Virginia, some homeland security experts said the emergency was proof the United States has not done nearly enough to protect water systems from accidental spills or deliberate contamination.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says his office is suing the federal Environmental Proection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants.
Federal regulators say they've found safety violations at a South Los Angeles oil field where residents claim fumes have caused headaches, nosebleeds and other illnesses.
The Rangers, who have made a $50,000 donation for West City Park, made a caravan stop Tuesday in the town of about 2,800 people less than 90 miles from their home ballpark.
When state inspectors showed up unannounced at Freedom Industries to investigate a licorice odor wafting across West Virginia's capital city, company executive Dennis Farrell seemed to brush off any cause for concern. But inspectors quickly found what was already contaminating the water for some 300,000 people: a chemical oozing from an above-ground tank.
DuPont Co. spokesman Aaron Woods on Wednesday said no workers were hurt at the DuPont Sabine (suh-BEEN') River Works in Orange, TX. Woods says the emergency shutdown Tuesday night has closed one polyethylene unit amid the company investigation into the incident.
Downtown businesses and restaurants reopened Tuesday following last week's chemical spill, but many people waited yet another day for officials to tell them their tap water was safe.
The Western Sugar Cooperative has shut down its sugar beet processing plant in Lovell, WY while federal and state regulators inspect the facility following a fatal accident.
House Speaker John Boehner is suggesting that the Obama administration needs to do a better job of enforcing safety regulations designed to protect the public against disasters like the chemical spill into West Virginia's drinking water supply.
A tanker cleaning company and a manager have paid $1.2 million in fines to settle hazardous waste complaints at a facility in the Houston area.
A fire at a shoe factory in eastern China on Tuesday killed at least 16 people, state media reported. The blaze broke out at the Dadong factory in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Firefighters put it out about three hours later and rescued more than 20 people.
Cincinnati plans to shut down intake valves along the Ohio River to protect the city's drinking water from a chemical spill in West Virginia.
Safe tap water gushed from faucets and shower heads in West Virginia on Monday, a welcome sight and sound for a small fraction of the 300,000 people who have not been able to use running water since a chemical spill five days ago.
The facility whose chemical spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents was barely scrutinized, flying largely under the radar of government regulators who viewed it as a low-risk operation — but in reality, a problem at a key holding wall went undetected and unreported at Freedom Industries Inc.
A McAlester propane company has denied wrongdoing in civil lawsuits filed over an explosion at a Eufaula plant that killed one man and injured another.
For the fifth straight day, hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia had to wash, cook and brush their teeth with bottled water, but officials promised the ban on tap water that was tainted by a chemical spill would soon be lifted.
Residents continue to line up for bottled water trucked in by the National Guard, while booms have been set up along the Elk River to contain the chemical spill that has contaminated the groundwater in nine West Virginia counties.
Chinese authorities are holding China's largest oil refiner and its top management responsible for a November pipeline explosion that killed 62 people and injured scores of others in the eastern port city of Qingdao.
Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day's business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties even as the cause and extent of the incident remained unclear.
The water supply for hundreds of thousands of people is contaminated after a chemical spilled into the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia. Check out the video for more on the breaking story.
A November pipeline explosion in northern China that killed 62 people was caused by sparks from a jackhammer igniting oil that had leaked into the sewage system, revealing major vulnerabilities in China's aging pipeline network, government safety officials said Thursday.