Chemical Plant

Harris Co. files lawsuit against Arkema chemical plant

A Harris County attorney is suing Arkema, Inc., claiming it released toxic chemicals following a fire at the plant in August.<p>Attorney Vince Ryan …

Arkema

Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

The county that's home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during …

Business

Here’s What Happened In The Hours After Hurricane Harvey Hit A Chemical Plant, According To A Staff Log

A staff log obtained by BuzzFeed News gives a tense account of what happened in the days after Hurricane Harvey drowned the Arkema chemical plant outside of Houston.<p>Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi on Friday, August 25. By Sunday morning, as torrential rains continued to pour down …

Hurricane Harvey

Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

Federal investigators say they've seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considering moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution.<p>Arkema Inc.'s emergency response plan listed flooding as a risk there but offered …

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One injured in Scotford upgrader leak

Non-essential personnel remain evacuated from the refinery<p>The cause of a leak which left one person with minor injuries at Shell Canada's Scotford …

Chemical Plant Owners Urged to Prepare for Worst-Case Flooding

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is warning that many industrial sites where hazardous materials are stored may not be adequately prepared for extreme weather events.<p>A dayslong chemical fire outside of Houston during Hurricane Harvey erupted because the plant’s owner never anticipated the worst-case …

News (U.S.)

Fire at Akzo Nobel chemical plant in north Saskatoon industrial area

Parts of Wanuskewin Road are blocked as firefighters deal with a fire at the Akzo Nobel chemical plant in Saskatoon’s north industrial area.<p>The …

AkzoNobel

EPA won’t protect Americans against breast cancer

Under the Trump administration and Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott Pruitt19 sens question EPA methodology behind Clean Power Plan …

Cancer

Control System Fundamentals by Video

If you’ve had the classic engineering education, you probably have a hazy recollection of someone talking about control theory. If you haven’t, …

Bill Gates

Sonic Forces - Chemical Plant Zone Custom Character Gameplay

Take a look at this gameplay using Sonic Forces third playable character in the Updated Chemical Plant and Casino Forest Zones!<p>by on

Freakish creator teases 'new level of tension' as the teens 'struggle to survive' in season 2

And then there were six.<p>When AwesomenessTV’s teen horror-drama <i>Freakish</i> returns to Hulu for its second 10-episode season Oct. 18, audiences will find …

TV

Ghana chemical explosion sent giant fireball into the sky, killed 7, injured dozens

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured, mostly suffering burns, after a huge explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana‘s capital, …

Chemical plant explodes in Tennessee

This video shows an explosion that occurred at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee. Neighbors were advised to stay indoors, but no one …

Tennessee

Chemical plant explosion in Kingsport, Tennessee

ABC News' David Muir reports the stories people are buzzing about.

Tennessee

This Startup Is Engineering Crops That Can Fertilize Themselves

Nitrogen fertilizer created an agricultural boom that changed the course of history. But it takes a huge amount of energy to produce. What if the plants could just make it themselves?<p>The nitrogen fertilizer spread on many farms in the U.S.–part of more than 100 million tons used around the world …

Agriculture

The Latest: Owners of plant that burned during Harvey sued

DALLAS – The Latest on reports of toxic chemicals found in samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded, exploded and burned during Hurricane Harvey (all times local):<p>3:30 p.m.<p>A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the owner of a Houston-area chemical plant struck by fires and …

Business

Residents say tests find toxic chemicals after plant fire

DALLAS (AP) — Tests detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken from residents' property miles away from a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday.<p>The 15 residents …

Hurricane Harvey

Crosby residents want answers from Arkema

CROSBY, Texas- Residents in Crosby are wanting answers from the Arkema Chemical Plant. They say it’s been a month since the plant was flooded, and …

Arkema

Johor chemical plant that caused 'burning smell' in Singapore issued stop work order

JOHOR BARU: A stop work order has been issued to a chemical plant in Pasir Gudang after it was pinpointed as the source of a strong burning smell …

Singapore

Texas chemical plant under criminal investigation for Harvey explosions

HOUSTON – A Texas chemical plant where flooding during Harvey caused multiple explosions is under criminal investigation.<p>Story continues below<p>The …

Canadian News

Were Harvey floodwaters knowingly forced into neighborhoods?

Sweeny residents say Phillips 66 refinery and Chevron Phillips dammed two bayous, forcing floodwaters into their neighborhood

Floods

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Nominees to high-level positions in presidential administrations traditionally keep low profiles as they await Senate confirmation. That’s not the …

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11 plaintiffs – residents and first...

The lawsuit alleges after the fire and explosions at the Arkema facility, residents complained of “upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, …

Arkema

EPA chief: We know humans contribute to climate changing 'in some way'

"We know the climate's always changing. We know that humans contribute to it in some way," he said on Fox News.<p>"To what degree, to measure that with …

Climate

These Texas Chemical Plants Filed A Year’s Worth Of Pollution Reports After Harvey

Chemical spills, damage to petroleum tanks, and the stopping and starting of plants released more than 5 million pounds of pollutants, according to regulatory filings analyzed by BuzzFeed News.<p>Tropical storm Harvey triggered the release of approximately 5.4 million extra pounds of pollution from 48 …

Environment

South Baltimore residents asked to shelter in place for suspected HAZMAT leak

Residents in South Baltimore are being asked to shelter in place due to a suspected HAZMAT leak at a plant in Fairfield, according to the Mayor’s …

Environment

EPA union told critical Houston lab may close

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Environmental Protection Agency lab in Texas that's assisted with the response to Hurricane Harvey may close, the president of a union representing dozens of employees says.<p>Clovis Steib, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees local 1003, told CNN the roughly 50 …

U.S. Politics

Massive warehouse fire at chemical plant in Missouri

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The Arkema chemical plant in Texas should have known better

Regarding the Sept. 5 news article “Tex. facilities release 1 million pounds of air pollutants in Harvey’s wake”:<p>When the tsunami knocked out the Fukushima nuclear generating station’s emergency diesel generators, a catastrophe ensued. This was an entirely predictable and avoidable event. In the …

Opinion

EPA opens inquiry into Arkema chemical plant explosion

The Environmental Protection Agency has opened an inquiry into whether the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas followed federal safety rules to …

Environment