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  • Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation

    Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation
    An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Opal, a plant spokeswoman said Wednesday. 
  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say
    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...

    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. “I miss...

    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...