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  • West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast

    West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast
    A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town.
  • Letters: Beyond Boston

    Letters: Beyond Boston
    Re "The boundaries of Boston Strong," Opinion, April 14 What a brave piece for Susan Brenneman to write ahead of the Boston Marathon. Not to lessen the tragedy that was last year's race, but as a U.S. citizen, one must realize that what to us was an...

    Natural gas firm downplays threat to Washington town after explosion

    The owner of a natural gas facility downplayed the danger to residents after an explosion at the facility injured four people and forced the evacuation of a small town in southern Washington on Monday morning. The processing facility is owned by...

    Hundreds evacuate small Washington town after industrial explosion

    Hundreds of people were being evacuated from Plymouth, Wash.,  a small town in southern Washington after an explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing facility left at least four people injured, according to the local sheriff. The...

    Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater

    Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater
    MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal. They...