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14 DECEMBER 2013, Issue 819
In this issue:
SPILL
"Fuel Tanker Road Accident in Egypt Kills 14." Associated Press, December 9, 2013.
OVERSIGHT / INSPECTIONS
"EPA Plans to Sharply Reduce Inspections." Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2013.
LOCKOUT / TAGOUT
"Elevator Company Cited in 49ers Stadium Death." Associated Press, December 11, 2013.
WORKER SAFETY / CHINA
"Worker Deaths Raise Questions at an Apple Contractor in China." New York Times, December 10, 2013.
LEAD TOXICOLOGY
"Increase in Miscarriages Coincided with High Levels of Lead in D.C. Water, Study Finds." Washington Post, December 9, 2013.
07 DECEMBER 2013, Issue 818
In this issue:
WORKER SAFETY
"NM Train Derailment Kills 3 Railroad Workers." Associated Press, December 1, 2013.
"Arizona Agency Is Faulted in Deaths of Firefighters." New York Times, December 4, 2013.
CLEAN AIR / METHANE
"Groups Call for Federal Regulations to Curb Methane Leaks." Washington Post, December 5, 2013.
FALLING OBJECT PROTECTION / ENGULFMENT
"Washington Silo Collapses; Worker Presumed Dead." Associated Press, December 3, 2013.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / TRICHLOROETHYLENE
"CDC: Water at Marine Base Linked to Birth Defects." Associated Press, December 6, 2013.
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30 NOVEMBER 2013, Issue 817
In this issue:
SPILL
"Most Ohio Derailment Evacuees Allowed Back Home." Associated Press, November 28, 2013.
"Cleanup of Fuel Leaking From Sunken Boat Continues." Associated Press, November 25, 2013.
"Oil Pipeline Blasts in Eastern China Kill 35." Associated Press, November 21, 2013.
COMPLIANCE
"NH Gunpowder Plant Owner Gets 10-20 Years in Blast." Associated Press, November 27, 2013.
16 NOVEMBER 2013, Issue 816
In this issue:
SPILL
"Fire Heavily Damages Detroit Chemical Company, Forces Evacuation of Nearby Homes and School." Associated Press, November 14, 2013.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"1 Worker Killed in Explosion, Fire at Southern Mississippi Refinery; No Other Injuries." Associated Press, November 15, 2013.
ACCIDENT REPORTING
"OSHA Wants to Make Workplace safety Reports Public in Major Change to Reporting Rules." Associated Press, November 7, 2013.
EXPLOSIVES
"Man Severely Wounded in Explosion on Property Where ex-Munitions Maker Had Operation in 1990s." Associated Press, November 5, 2013.
02 NOVEMBER 2013, Issue 815
In this issue:
SPILL
"After Storm, Toxic Water Overflows in Japan." New York Times, October 21, 2013.
SPILL DETECTION
"Oil Spill in North Dakota Raises Detection Concerns." New York Times, October 23, 2013.
HEAT STRESS
"OSHA Cites Companies After Worker Cleaning USS Nitze Dies From Excessive Heat." Associated Press, October 31. 2013.
SUPERFUND
"Superfund Status Sought for Queens Industrial Site." New York Times, October 30, 2013.
CLEAN WATER / CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"9 Ohio, W.Va. Residents With Cancer, Other Diseases Sue DuPont Co. Over Chemical Exposure." Associated Press, October 26, 2013.
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12 OCTOBER 2013, Issue 814
In this issue:
SPILL
"North Dakota Waits Nearly 2 Weeks to Tell public About 20K-Barrel Oil Spill in Farmer's Field." Associated Press, October 11, 2013.
RADIATION SAFETY
"6 Workers Splashed With Toxic Water at Japan Nuclear Plant in Latest Accident." Associated Press, October 8, 2013.
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28 SEPTEMBER 2013, Issue 813
In this issue:
SPILL / MOLASSES
"EPA Will Investigate Honolulu Molasses Spill Together With Hawaii Department of Health." Associated Press, September 25, 2013.
SPILL / GULF
"Study: BP Spill Damaged Tiny Marine Life on Sea Floor 57 Square Miles Around Blown-out well." Associated Press, September 25, 2013.
CLEAN WATER
"Report: Polluted Farm Runoff Linked to Toxic Green Algae Slime in U.S. Waters." Washington Post, September 26, 2013.
14 SEPTEMBER 2013, Issue 812
In this issue:
SPILL
"Molasses Spill in Honolulu Harbor Poses Calamity for Marine Life." Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2013.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / CHINA
"Pollutants From Plant Killed Fish in China." New York Times, September 4, 2013.
COMPLIANCE / HIOSH
"Workplace Safety Back Under State." Honolulu Star Advertiser, Sep 14, 2013.
COMPLIANCE / CLEAN AIR ACT
"Safeway Stores to Pay $600K Fine for Clean Air Violations, Agrees to Reduce Greenhouse Gases." Associated Press, September 4, 2013.
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24 AUGUST 2013, Issue 811
In this issue:
SILICA
"New Rules Would Cut Silica Dust Exposure." New York Times, August 23, 2013.
COMPLIANCE
"10 Companies Fined $251,000 for Violations at Warehouse." Honolulu Star Advertiser, August 13, 2013.
"Stiff Fines, Safety Violations Levied for Fatal Explosion That Leveled Kansas City Restaurant." Associated Press, August 15, 2013.
10 AUGUST 2013, Issue 810
In this issue:
SPILL
"100 Homes Evacuated in Southern Louisiana After Train Derails." Associated Press, August 5, 2013.
SPILL / UKRAINE
"Ukraine: 5 Killed, More Than 20 Sickened in Ammonia Release at Chemical Plant." Associated Press, August 6, 2013.
SPILL / PHILIPPINES
"Large Oil Spill Spreads Near Shore in Philippines' Manila Bay, Fishing Banned." Associated Press, August 9, 2013.
COMPLIANCE / WORKER SAFETY
"Wal-Mart Settlement with Labor Dept. Leads to Safety Improvements at Stores in 28 States." Associated Press, August 7, 2013.
AGENT ORANGE
"Agent Orange's Reach Beyond the Vietnam War." Washington Post, August 3, 2013.
03 AUGUST 2013, Issue 809
In this issue:
SPILL
"Massive Explosions Rock Central Florida Gas Plant; 8 Hospitalized, All Workers Accounted For." Associated Press, July 29, 2013.
SPILL / THAILAND
"Oil Spill From Pipeline Leak in Thai Sea Reaches Popular Tourist Island." Associated Press, July 29, 2013.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Carson Poised to Declare Contamination 'Emergency'." Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2013.
CHEMICAL STORAGE / AMMONIUM NITRATE
"In Response to Texas Explosion, Obama Orders Federal Agencies to Review Chemical Plant Rules." Associated Press, August 1, 2013.
COMPLIANCE / DIVER SAFETY
"OSHA Finds Numerous Safety Violations at Army Pond Where 3 Have Died this Year." Associated Press, August 1, 2013.
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27 JULY 2013, Issue 808
In this issue:
RADIATION SAFETY
"Army Investigates Radiation in ex-Nuclear Weapons Bunker at Fort Bliss in West Texas." Associated Press, July 16, 2013.
ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS / PESTICIDES
"Insecticide Blamed for Indian school Deaths Kills 200,000 Every Year, is Related to Sarin." Washington Post, July 19, 2013.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Crop Duster Accidentally Sprays Dozens of Teenagers Working in Eastern Illinois Corn Field." Associated Press, July 25, 2013.
13 JULY 2013, Issue 807
In this issue:
SPILL
"Natural Gas Leaking at Production Platform Off La. Coast; Workers Evacuated From Platform." Associated Press, July 9, 2013.
SPILL / CANADA
"Explosions Rock Quebec Town After Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails, 1 Person Dead." Associated Press, July 6, 2013.
SUPERFUND
"Federal EPA Fines Ashland Subsidiary, Hercules Inc., $2 Million for W. Pa. Superfund Releases." Associated Press, July 9, 2013.
06 JULY 2013, Issue 806
In this issue:
SPILL
"Underground Pipeline Spills an Estimated 25,000 of Gasoline on Crow Reservation in Montana." Associated Press, July 5, 2013.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Calif. Officials Recommend Expansion of West's Largest Hazardous Waste Dump." Associated Press, July 2, 2013.
CHINA / DRINKING WATER
"China Says River in South Used as Drinking Source Tainted by Excessive Amounts of 2 Chemicals." Associated Press, July 6, 2013.
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29 JUNE 2013, Issue 805
In this issue:
SPILL
"Cleanup in 5.4 Million-Cubic-Yard Coal Ash Spill Concludes at TVA Plant in East Tenn." Associated Press, June 28, 2013.
PESTICIDES
"Pesticide Blamed in Death of 25,000 Bumblebees in Oregon." Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2013.
CLEAN AIR
"Indonesia Sends Planes to Fight Fires Causing Choking Air Pollution in SE Asian Neighbors." Associated Press, June 20, 2013.
15 JUNE 2013, Issue 804
In this issue:
SPILL
"1 Dead, 77 Injured in Explosion at Louisiana Chemical Plant; Cause Unknown." Associated Press, Published: June 13, 2013.
FALLING OBJECT PROTECTION
"Elevator Mechanic Killed in Shaft While Working on New San Francisco 49ers Stadium." Associated Press, Published: June 11, 2013.
LOCAL / ASBESTOS
"Asbestos sparks clash at housing nonprofit." Honolulu Star Advertiser, June 13, 2013.
01 JUNE 2013, Issue 803
In this issue:
SPILL
"CSX: Hazardous Chemical in Car That Derailed Caused Md. Train Explosion; NTSB Examining Video." Associated Press, May 29, 2013.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Waste Case, Agrees to Pay $81 Million in Fines." Associated Press, May 28, 2013.
"California Agency Says it Failed to Collect More Than $100M for Cleanup of Contaminated Sites."Associated Press, May 30, 2013.
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25 MAY 2013, Issue 802
In this issue:
SPILL / ASSESSMENT
"Firefighters at Scene of Texas Explosion Focused on Toxic Gases Rather Than Risk of Huge Blast." Associated Press, May 15, 2013.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS)
"City Agrees to Faster Cleanup of PCBs in Schools." New York Times, May 21, 2013.
SAFE DRINKING WATER / HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Nearly 30 Years After First Drinking Wells Closed, Cleanup at NC Marine Base in Home Stretch." Associated Press, May 18, 2013.
11 MAY 2013, Issue 801
In this issue:
SPILL
"Diesel Tanker Truck Explodes on Pa. Interstate Near Harrisburg, Shutting Traffic Indefinitely." Associated Press, Published: May 9, 2013.
"Report: Hundreds Evacuated After Train Carrying Chemicals Derails, Catches Fire in Belgium." Associated Press, Published: May 4, 2013.
CLEAN AIR / CHINA
"China Wrestles With Stubborn Air Polluters." Washington Post, May 10, 2013.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS STORAGE / AMMONIUM NITRATE
"Chemical Depots Fall Under a Patchwork of Rules." New York Times, May 9, 2013.
WORKER PROTECTION / LOCKOUT/TAGOUT
"Details Emerge About How Bumble Bee Worker Died in Pressure Cooker." Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2013.
04 MAY 2013, Issue 800
In this issue:
SPILL
"Virginia Company to Pay $17K in Federal Fines for not Properly Preparing for Oil Spills." Associated Press, May 2, 2013.
"Report: Hundreds Evacuated After Train Carrying Chemicals Derails, Catches Fire in Belgium." Associated Press, May 4, 2013.
SPILL / AMMONIUM NITRATE
"Texas Fertilizer Plant Fell Through Regulatory Cracks." New York Times, April 24, 2013.
LOCAL / WORKER SAFETY
"Halekulani cited for safety violations." Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 30, 2013. "US Department of Labor Proposes $50K in Fines For Safety Violations at Luxury Waikiki hotel." Associated Press, April 30, 2013.
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20 APRIL 2013, Issue 799
In this issue:
SPILL / AMMONIA / AMMONIUM NITRATE
"Searchers Find 12 Bodies From Texas Blast as Hunt Continues; 60 Missing." Bloomberg, April 19, 2013.
"In Small Texas towns, People Live Close to Fertilizer Plants with Limited Safety Regulation." Associated Press, April 20, 2013.
"OSHA Last Inspected Texas Fertilizer Plant in 1985, Issued $30 Fine for Serious Violation." Associated Press, April 18, 2013.
GULF OIL SPILL
"3 Years After Gulf Oil Spill, Crews Continue to Clean Up, Scientists Study Environment." Associated Press, April 18, 2013.
13 APRIL 2013, Issue 798
In this issue:
CLEAN AIR ACT / AMMONIA
"Tyson Agrees to Roughly $4M Penalty in EPA Suit Involving Anhydrous Ammonia Across 4 States." Associated Press, April 5, 2013.
CLIMATE CHANGE
"It's Official: EPA Delays Climate Rule for New Power Plants." Washington Post, April 12, 2013.
HEARING CONSERVATION
"Hearing Loss May Be Caused by Cities' Noises and Music That's Played Too Loud." Washington Post, April 8 2013.
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30 MARCH 2013, Issue 797
In this issue:
SPILL
"Canadian Pacific Rail Cars Derail in Minn., Spill Oil Onto Frozen Ground; Cleanup Under Way." Associated Press, March 27, 2013.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Toxic Waste Site Near Kettleman City to Pay $311,000 in Fines." Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2013.
MINING SAFETY / EXCAVATION SAFETY / CHINA
"Chinese State Media Say Landslide in Tibet Buries 83 in Gold Mining Area; Search Under Way." Associated Press, March 29, 2013.
DIVING SAFETY
"Cal OSHA Fines 'Lone Ranger' Producer Over Crew Member's Death." Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2013.
CLEAN AIR
"Obama Administration Moves Ahead With Sweeping Rules Requiring Cleaner Gasoline." Washington Post, March 28, 2013.
CLEAN WATER
"SS Badger to Stop Dumping Coal Ash into Lake Michigan in 2 Years Under Deal Reached with EPA." Associated Press, March 22, 2013.
PESTICIDES
"Groups Sue to Protect Bees and Pollinators from Pesticides." Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2013.
WORKER SAFETY
"Idaho Firefighting Group Reaches Agreement With OSHA Over Firefighter's Death." Associated Press, March 22, 2013.
16 MARCH 2013, Issue 796
In this issue:
SPILL
"Massive Sulfuric Acid Leak at a Warehouse in Northeastern China Kills at Least 3 People." Associated Press, March 1, 2013.
PESTICIDES / ENDANGERED SPECIES
"Lawsuit Accuses EPA of Ignoring Impact of Pesticides That are Harmful to Endangered Species." Associated Press, March 15, 2013.
DIVING SAFETY
"Army Safety Agency Completes Field Investigation Into Diver's Death at Md. Installation." Associated Press, March 13, 2013.
02 MARCH 2013, Issue 795
In this issue:
SPILL
"Massive Sulfuric Acid Leak at a Warehouse in Northeastern China Kills at Least 3 People." Associated Press, March 2, 2013.
WHISTLEBLOWER / RETRIBUTION
"OSHA Orders Norfolk Southern to Pay $1.1M to 3 Workers Fired After They Reported Injuries." Associated Press, February 28, 2013.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / MIXED WASTE
"6 Leaking Tanks at Hanford Reservation Raise More Concerns About Urgency of Nuclear Cleanup." Associated Press, February 23, 2013.
SUPERFUND
"Within Sight of NYC Skyscrapers, One of Nation's Most Polluted Neighborhoods Awaits Cleanup." Associated Press, March 2, 2013.
COMBUSTIBLE DUST
"Prosecutor Says He Won't Charge Imperial Sugar Execs in 2008 Explosion at Ga. Sugar Refinery." Associated Press, February 26, 2013.
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16 FEBRUARY 2013, Issue 794
In this issue:
SPILL
"1,600 Gallons of Diesel Fuel Spill in Del.; Cleanup to Cost $50,000." Associated Press, February 12, 2013.
"Chemical Spill Into Montana River Spurs Water Monitoring but Minimal Problems Anticipated." Associated Press, February 12, 2013.
PROCESS SAFETY / PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
"Report: Leaky Pipe That Caused Chevron Refinery Fire Was Corroded, Should Have Been Replaced." Associated Press, February 13, 2013.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Says Carbon Pollution From Power Plants Declines With Less Coal Use." Associated Press, February 5, 2013.
02 FEBRUARY 2013, Issue 793
In this issue:
GULF OIL SPILL
"Judge Accepts BP's $4 Billion Criminal Settlement Over Gulf Oil Spill." New York Times, January 29, 2013.
SPILL
"Oil Leak: Miss. River Closed at Vicksburg, Idling Dozens of Vessels After Barge Strikes Bridge." Associated Press, January 29, 2013.
COMPLIANCE / PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
"Calif. Fines Chevron Nearly $1M for Refinery Fire That Had Thousands Seeking Medical Attention." Associated Press, January 30, 2013.
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26 JANUARY 2013, Issue 792
In this issue:
TRAINING
"Woman Pleads Guilty to Impersonating OSHA Official." Associated Press, January 25, 2013.
CLEAN AIR
"Sickening Fog Smothers Salt Lake City area; Doctors Call for Lower Speeds, Free Mass Transit." Associated Press, January 23, 2013.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / ASBESTOS
"Asbestos Removal Firm Faces Over $83,000 in Safety Fines." Associated Press, January 22, 2013.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / INCINERATION
"New Steps to Check for Any Link Between Veterans' Health Woes, Sites Where War Garbage Burned." Associated Press, January 26, 2013.
12 JANUARY 2013, Issue 791
In this issue:
GULF OIL SPILL
"BP: Millions of Gallons of Oil Must be Excluded from Civil Penalties Over Gulf Oil Spill." Associated Press, January 11, 2013.
CLEAN AIR / MERCURY
"UN Finds Rising Mercury Emissions Poses Health Threat, Need for Global Accord." Associated Press, January 10, 2013.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
"Navy Reviewing Suitability of Working uniforms After Test Shows How Flammable They Are." Associated Press, January 11, 2013.
05 JANUARY 2013, Issue 790
In this issue:
SPILL
"Montana: Exxon Faulted for Response to Spill." Associated Press, January 2, 2013.
SPILL PREVENTION
"Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska." Washington Post, January 1, 2013.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION
"Trains Carrying More Oil Across the US as Pipeline Projects Stall; Experts Fear Major Spill." Associated Press, December 28, 2012.
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