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Four Years Later, Systemic Failures That Led To CA Gas Pipeline Explosion Revealed

Four Years Later, Systemic Failures That Led To CA Gas Pipeline Explosion Revealed
Systemic problems led to the failure of a gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, and a subsequent explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. The city's mayor has called for the ouster of key officials who negligently avoided fixing the problem at the behest of the energy industry they were supposed to regulate.
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Oil Train Carrying Crude from ND Fracking Operation Explodes in VA

Oil Train Carrying Crude from ND Fracking Operation Explodes in VA
A train carrying oil exploded in Lynchburg, VA Tuesday, spilling at least 50,000 gallons of crude, much of it into the James River. DeSmogBlog has learned that the train was carrying oil gleaned from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, a fracking operation that would likely be on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Plant Where 2 Died This Week Cited 13 Times in 20 Years for Violations, Another Fatality

Plant Where 2 Died This Week Cited 13 Times in 20 Years for Violations, Another Fatality
While OSHA delves into its investigation of the cause of an explosion that left two dead and 10 injured at the International Nutrition plant in Omaha, Nebraska, the Omaha World-Herald is reporting that the company has been previously cited 13 times by OSHA in the past 20 years.
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Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion

Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion
President Obama plans new rules for chemical plants after federal regulators were unable to prevent a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer facility in April. Via executive order, Obama has tasked federal agencies with the scoping out new ways to increase safety.
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