Previous agreements required Freedom to remove all contaminated soil and groundwater. The new agreement leaves that option on the table, but also allows Freedom to apply for the Land Restoration Voluntary Remediation Program. During bankruptcy proceedings company officials have said this program would be less expensive.
The three men were trying to heat a frozen high-pressure water line in below zero temperatures at the well site when it ruptured. One man was hit by a stream of water and died from the impact.
Don Blankenship has become the highest-ranking coal official to face federal charges in the nation's deadliest mine disaster in 40 years. A federal grand jury indicted the former Massey Energy CEO on numerous counts of conspiracy stemming from the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.
According to OSHA, service and maintenance machine workers at Good Old Days Foods, Inc. are being exposed to amputation and electric shock hazards due to a lack of machine guarding and lockout/tagout procedures.
An explosion ripped through the Dongfang coal mine in the city of Huainan. The search for the missing miners was hampered by collapsed shafts and gas pockets, but ended with the confirmation of the 21 deaths. Authorities determined that the mine was operating illegally.
Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets mistaken for toys or candy have resulted in coma and seizures for many children. There have been more than 17,000 poison center calls related to the products over the last two years.
On the same day three workers were injured at the most notorious nuclear reactor on the planet, approval was given by the Japanese government to restart a reactor in the country for the first time since the Fukushima meltdown. Proponents point to stronger regulatory action, but local concern persists.
There have been at least 15 sightings of drones over nuclear reactors around France, raising security concerns in a country heavily dependent on atomic energy for electricity. The zone around nuclear plants is off limits.
Solid Energy issued a statement saying the company was unable to come up with a safe re-entry plan. A government investigation found Pike River Coal ignored 21 warnings that methane gas had accumulated to explosive levels in the mine.
Fire crews from more than two dozen departments battled the fire in the Livingston County town of Caledonia, 15 miles south of Rochester. The site is the largest dairy feed manufacturing facility and dry fertilizer distribution center in the region.
Scores of cities in other states have considered similar bans over health and environmental concerns. But the proposal in Denton is a litmus test on whether any community in Texas — the nation's biggest oil and gas producer — can rebuff the industry and still thrive.
Larson Electronics announces the release of a new four-foot explosion-proof portable LED flood lighting system.
A specialized mine rescue team, as well as other searchers, are working at the scene. Antioquia Gov. Sergio Fajardo says it is likely to take three days to reach the men in a "very complicated" rescue operation.
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky assures its customers that the product is perfectly safe to drink. There is no recall in North America. Late last week Sazerac, the makers of Fireball, was contacted by its European bottler about an ingredient that was out of compliance with regulations.
A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed Tuesday, trapping 18 workers underground as water surged near them, officials said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.
At least 130 people, most of them students, were hospitalized after inhaling a toxic gas in the southeastern city of Zahedan, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.
A dump truck driver who caused a 15-car derailment and chemical explosion was on the phone and distracted when he failed to yield at a private railroad crossing, according to a final report issued by a federal investigative board Wednesday.
Federal mine inspectors say operators were warned numerous times of potential danger at the Revenue-Virginius Mine days before two men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2013.
The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.
Did you know that if you lose an eye or a limb at your current job, your employer is not required to report it to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Well, that’s about to change.
A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.
Police in upstate New York say three students were rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a chemical explosion at the University of Rochester.
With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.
The need to manage environment, health and safety performance across organizations has never been more apparent. The increased reliance on supply chains extending across the globe, the visibility afforded by online communications and the need to improve end-to-end sustainability are compelling businesses to account for EHS performance across the supply chain.
A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique.