(GALVESTON, Texas) -- A city in Texas has lifted a shelter-in-place after a "temporary increase in sulfur dioxide emissions" earlier Sunday at the Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery."The shelter-in-place has now been lifted. All roadways are open, and there is no longer a need to shelter... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency in Rockcastle County following a multi-car train derailment Wednesday afternoon that resulted in a spill of hazardous chemicals.Around 16 train cars were involved in the incident, including two carrying molten sulfur that... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Jan. 6 defendant Gregory Yetman, who turned himself in to authorities Friday after a major police manhunt in New Jersey, allegedly deployed chemical spray at officers during the riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to charging documents unsealed Monday by the Justice... Read More.
(HOUSTON) -- A massive fire at a chemical plant near Houston Wednesday prompted a school evacuation and a warning for residents to shelter in place, according to authorities.There was an explosion at the plant in the town of Shepherd just after 8 a.m. local time... Read More.
(HOUSTON) -- A massive fire at a chemical plant near Houston is prompting evacuations, according to authorities.Evacuations were in process in the town of Shepherd, according to the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office.Dark black smoke could be seen billowing from the plant.Shepherd is about... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Evacuation orders have been lifted in a Louisiana town following a chemical leak and fire at a refinery, officials said.Crews responded Friday to a release of naphtha -- a flammable liquid that can be used as fuel -- and a fire... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Evacuations are underway in a Louisiana town following a chemical leak and a fire at a refinery, officials said.Marathon Petroleum said crews are responding to a release of naphtha -- a flammable liquid that can be used as fuel -- and... Read More.
(NEWBURYPORT, Mass.) -- Four workers were found, but one remains unaccounted for following a chemical explosion at an industrial park in Newburyport, Massachusetts, early Thursday.Authorities first received reports of the explosion at 12:45 a.m., according to a press release from the Newburyport Fire Department.The... Read More.
(PHILADELPHIA) -- Residents in Philadelphia can safely drink the water following a nearby chemical spill, the city's water department said Tuesday evening.The Philadelphia Department of Water declared that the water is "safe to drink and use" and that the drinking water wasn't affected by Friday's... Read More.
(PHILADELPHIA) -- A nearby chemical spill in Philadelphia has local residents on high alert, after officials initially recommended that residents use bottled water "out of an abundance of caution."The city of Philadelphia on Sunday said the tap water is safe until "at least through 11:59... Read More.