Most chemical facilities in the U.S. have yet to adopt federal anti-terrorism guidelines and remain vulnerable to attack, according to a recent report published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures.
Federal officials say dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier...
Coverage of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been...
OSHA said the company failed to provide employees with a safety plan despite storing up to 1,900...
Environmental group Global Community Monitor announced that a defamation lawsuit brought by Lumber Liquidators had been dismissed.
A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Accident Investigation Board.
Officials said documents suggest methyl bromide may have been improperly applied in various locations in Puerto Rico.
Critics alleged industry groups could seek evaluations of less risky substances in an effort to halt probes into more dangerous chemicals.
A contractor who said he was fired from Millstone Power Station after he reported a co-worker abusing narcotics in 2011 has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect whistleblowers at the nuclear plant.
Crude storage tanks include compounds such as propane, butane or benzene. In addition to posing risks for explosions or fires, those hydrocarbons can also cause long-term health problems such as cancer, blood disorders or respiratory and nervous system damage.
The toys were sold between November and December at Cycle Gear stores and on the Benicia, California-based company's website.
Inspection reports said the coal had been smoldering for days before the May 13 disaster, releasing toxic gases. Survivors have complained of poor working and safety conditions inside the mine, including a lack of gas masks.
At least six bodies were recovered from a chemical tank inside a pickle manufacturing plant in Pakistan over the weekend.
Legislation to ban the use of certain chemicals in toys may get another chance in New York state before lawmakers adjourn in June.
California's largest power utility says it won't appeal a record $1.6 billion penalty from the state for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb.
Blue Bell Creameries also announced a third product recall as a result of the contamination.
Repeated natural-gas accidents — including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people — suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says.
Six people were hospitalized and hundreds of firefighters deployed to fight a hydrocarbon fire following an explosion at a plant in southern China that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
The agency says the fine is for a security-related violation stemming from routine inspections.
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.
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 are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well.
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