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Thursday
May 19
Merseyside, UK: A boiler exploded at a power plant injuring four people. More information

Thursday
May 19
Handan, China: While checking equipment at a sewage pool in a brewery, five people were killed by a hydrogen sulfide leak. More information

Wednesday
May 18
South Salt Lake, UT: About 700 gallons of sodium hydroxide leaked into a nearby canal at a water treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Salt Lake City, UT: A pipe on a container of sodium hydroxide at a purified water plant snapped causing the chemical to leak and eat through the concrete foundation eventually leaking into the canal system. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Kenai, AK: A transmitter failure caused a fire at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Greenville County, NC: A flash fire occurred while workers mixed sodium hydroxide, ferrous chloride and sodium hydrosulfide causing a cloud of hydrogen sulfide to be released at a water treatment plant. More information

Monday
May 16
Dunkerque, France: While employees manipulated molten metal at a high temperature, an explosion occurred at a metallurgical plant, releasing a cloud of steam and iron oxide. More information

Sunday
May 15
Merrimack, NH: Firefighters responded to a fire that broke out at a plastics plant. More information

Sunday
May 15
Amarillo, TX: A fire broke out after a mechanical failure occurred at a gas plant. More information

Sunday
May 15
Newport, AR: A transformer exploded at a steel plant burned 3700 gallons of oil and caused significant damage to the melt shop. More information

Sunday
May 15
Amarillo, TX: A mechanical failure caused a fire in the inlet area of a gas plant. More information

Sunday
May 15
Bourbon County, KY: Workers accidentally mixed two chemicals creating a cloud of nitrogen oxide that resulted in the evacuation of a factory. More information

Saturday
May 14
RichardsBay, S. Africa: A major pump at an industrial waste pipeline failed, leaking wastewater through safety valves into the bay. More information

Saturday
May 14
Jeram, Malaysia: A worker at a rubber factory accidentally opened the wrong valve on a cylinder containing chlorine and caused three others to become ill. More information

Saturday
May 14
Georgetown, SC: A fire caused damage to a porch screen manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
May 12
Whiteford, MD: About 6,000 gallons of aqua ammonia spilled at a fertilizer plant while workers were loading a container of the solution into a pit. More information

Thursday
May 12
Savannah, GA: Hazmat crews responded to a pesticide leak after residents complained of the smell. More information

Thursday
May 12
Tokyo, Japan: Diesel and crude oil from a major oil refinery was spilled into a nearby bay. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Tandragee Castle, UK: Fire fighters worked for five hours to extinguish a fire that started in a potato chip fryer due to fat buildup at a chip factory. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Denver, CO: An explosion occurred in a mixing room at a concrete blending company resulting in a chemical fire that caused fire fighters to have to be decontaminated. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Troy, NY: A fire erupted at a recycling plant causing a series of explosion and resulted in the closure of nearby streets. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Phoenixville, PA: While installing a new electrical cable inside a generating plant, two workers were overcome by fumes from hydrogen sulfide used to clean the demineralizer. More information

Tuesday
May 10
Butler, OK: A natural gas pipeline exploded at a gas plant causing a state highway to be closed down. More information

Tuesday
May 10
Pocahontas, AR: A tool box manufacturing plant evacuated 30 workers after hydrochloric acid was spilled onto the floor of the plant. More information

Tuesday
May 10
Lyons, TX: A piece of machinery burst into flames outside a chemical factory. More information

Monday
May 09
Logan, UT: Two employees mixed 14 five-gallon buckets of an epoxy resin and a curing agent, creating a hazardous cloud of vapor at an electronics manufacturing company. More information

Monday
May 09
Westerly, RI: A broken peroxide line caused a fire injuring four people and resulted in the evacuation of nearby residents. More information

Monday
May 09
Thibodaux, LA: A valve broke while employees were transferring chlorine from one tank to another at a city water plant, resulting in a chemical leak. More information

Monday
May 09
Portland, OR: Three workers were injured after an explosion at a chemical plant resulting in the evacuation of nearby businesses. More information

Monday
May 09
Abanilla, Spain: A man was buried under a mountain of trash at a waste treatment plant. More information

Monday
May 09
Poole, UK: Two gas cylinders exploded at an industrial estate injuring two people. More information

Monday
May 09
Portland, OR: An over pressurized tank of metyl-ethl-ketone exploded and destroyed part of a chemical plant, injuring three workers. More information

Sunday
May 08
Columbus, OH: Hazmat officials were concerned when businesses complained of smelling fumes that were being emitted from a nearby chemical factory. More information

Sunday
May 08
Gloucester, MA: Contaminated wastewater was diverted into a nearby river to keep untreated sewage from backing up into the harbor and storm drains after a power serge caused a sewer treatment plant to break down. More information

Saturday
May 07
New Brunswick, Canada: It was thought that faulty wiring caused a fire at a manufacturing warehouse causing two propane tanks to explode. More information

Saturday
May 07
Ibadan, Nigeria: A train carrying over 10 tankers of petroleum derailed causing three tankers to spill. More information

Saturday
May 07
Hartland, N.B.: A fire and explosion occurred at a plant that manufactures industrial and excavation equipment resulting in the evacuation of nearby residents. More information

Saturday
May 07
Victoria, Australia: A man was crushed to death when a 12 ton container fell sideways when being moved at a recycling plant. More information

Saturday
May 07
Moscow, Russia: A fire erupted at a metallurgical plant causing about 480 square yards of the roof to collapse. More information

Saturday
May 07
Panchaboti, Bangladesh: Twelve people and several livestock became ill from inhaling toxic fumes that were emitted from a fertilizer factory. More information

Friday
May 06
Alberta, Canada: An explosion occurred when workers were mixing paint causing a fire at a hazardous waste plant. More information

Friday
May 06
Douglas, WY: A highway was closed after chlorine began to leak uncontrollably when workers tried to remove an old chlorine-to-water injection system. More information

Friday
May 06
Sunry region, Ukraine: An attempt to siphon oil caused a major pipeline to depressurize. More information

Friday
May 06
Asheville, NC: An acid and corrosive chemical mixture leaked from a tractor trailer on a major interstate but no vapor was produced because it was contained to the asphalt. More information

Friday
May 06
Contantia, Africa: A fuel tanker carrying about 7400 gallons of gasoline and about 1200 gallons of diesel collided with a vehicle and caught fire. More information

Thursday
May 05
Dodgeville, WI: Firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that erupted after an explosion in a sawdust silo at a woodworking plant. More information

Thursday
May 05
Alberta, Canada: Employees at a hazardous waste company mixed two chemicals resulting in an explosion and fire. More information

Thursday
May 05
Goshen, IN: Fumes from lacquer thinner ignited when a worker at a motor home manufacturing plant was welding on a barrel resulting in an explosion. More information

Thursday
May 05
East County, TX: A corroded pipeline leaked about 80 barrels of crude oil into a nearby creek. More information

Wednesday
May 04
Bronx, NY: A steam tank exploded at an industrial dry cleaning business, injuring three people. More information

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