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Sunday
May 16
Cattenom, Moselle, France: Electrical cables caught fire in the non-nuclear side of a nuclear power plant causing authorities to shut down the reactor. More information

Saturday
May 15
Laconia, NH: A fire in a wax machine at a casting plant was extinguished by sprinklers. More information

Saturday
May 15
Kapar, Malaysia: A fire started in the midsection of a glove manufacturer destroying the factory. More information

Friday
May 14
Tay Ninh, Vietnam: Dozens of workers were injured in a fire at a gas lighter manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
May 14
Chalmette, LA: A pump seal ignited in the crude unit of an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
May 13
Missisauga, Ontario: An explosion resulted when chemical plant workers mixed phosphoric acid with nitric acid. More information

Thursday
May 13
Heywood, UK: 30 firefighters extinguished a fire at an adhesive factory workshop. More information

Monday
May 10
High Point, N.C.: A fire in a 2,300 gallon tank closed a paint factory for three days. More information

Friday
May 07
Charlotte, NC: 150 fire-fighters worked to extinguish a chemical fire sparked by static electricity at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 06
Hartford, WI: Sawdust used to heat a wood product plant sparked a fire that caused extensive damage. More information

Monday
May 03
Whyalla, Australia: A fire in a steel factory cooling tower caused $500,000 damage and was difficult for firefighters to extinguish. More information

Saturday
May 01
Duferco, Belgium: A high-pressure natural gas pipeline ruptured causing an explosion at a metal working plant. More information

Friday
Apr 30
Putney, VT: A paper plant was evacuated after two chemicals accidentally mixed produced chlorine gas. More information

Wednesday
Apr 28
Boston, MA: A fire in an overheated press slowed production on a major metropolitan newspaper. More information

Sunday
Apr 25
Moscow, Russia: An explosion and fire at a refrigerated storage plant released an ammonia gas cloud. More information

Saturday
Apr 24
London, U.K.: Fire followed by an explosion did major damage to a plastics plant that had no sprinkler system in place. More information

Saturday
Apr 24
Sydney, Australia: 12 workers and several members of the public were evacuated from a sugar refinery following an explosion and fire in a silo. More information

Saturday
Apr 24
Tijuana, Taiwan: Lack of water hindered firefighters battling a plastics plant fire that produced heavy smoke. More information

Thursday
Apr 22
Ulsan, S. Korea: A tank filled with low-pressure hydrogen exploded at a food manufacturing plant, killing 3 workers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 21
Kamisu, Japan: A fire at an oil refinery caused the shut down of the refinery and associated petrochemical plants. More information

Wednesday
Apr 21
Taizhou, China: 2 workers were killed in an explosion and fire after chemicals leaked at a pharmeceutical company. More information

Tuesday
Apr 20
Nanchang City, China: 22 people were severely injured and hundreds showed symptoms of poisoning after a liquid chlorine tank at a chemical plant leaked. More information

Tuesday
Apr 20
Yangtze River, China: 2 workers are listed as missing and 4 others injured when an unloaded oil tanker exploded. More information

Monday
Apr 19
New Holstein, WI: An overturned tanker leaking ammonia forced the evacuation of nearby homes. More information

Monday
Apr 19
Toms River, NJ: Explosions and fire rocked a gas warehouse. Explosions were felt as far as 20 miles away. More information

Monday
Apr 19
Dover Township, N.J.: A series of spectacular explosions destroyed an oxygen supply company and two other businesses. More information

Sunday
Apr 18
Middleburo, MA: A 40-foot plume of ammonia gas released from a refrigeration plant prompted a nearby evacuation. More information

Saturday
Apr 17
Granite City, MO: 4 people were injured in an explosion at a steel mill bast furnace. 2 of the workers are listed in critical condition with severe burns. More information

Friday
Apr 16
Sydney, Australia: Emergency services were called to a refinery because of a major acid spill and fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Corpus Christi, TX: The Coast Guard evacuated 7 people from a natural gas platform after the workers reported hearing the sound of an explosion and smelling the strong odor of gas. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Saint-Floritin, France: Fire erupted in wood shavings at a sign making company. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Central City, LA: An ammonia leak at a dairy prompted a neighborhood evacuation. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Boston, MA: A rail tanker leaking hydrochloric acid prompted officials to close a busy transit station, causing commuter delays. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Duisburg, Germany: 1 person was killed and 4 others injured by a carbon monoxide release in a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Chicago, IL: An ammonia leak at an ice company forced dozens of families to be evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Apr 14
Alpha, NJ: A worker was slightly burned on his arms and face after an aerosol gum remover he was using ignited. More information

Wednesday
Apr 14
Paducah, KY: A small chemical leak at a uranium refining plant prompted the evacuation of employees in 2 buildings. More information

Monday
Apr 12
Dalton, GA: Hundred people were evacuated after a reactor system malfunctioned, releasing an allyl alcohol cloud. More information

Monday
Apr 12
Muhlenberg Township, PA: 2 workers were in critical condition with burns suffered in a sulfuric acid spill. More information

Sunday
Apr 11
El Paso, TX: An ice cream distributor lost its entire inventory after a storage area caught fire. More information

Sunday
Apr 11
Vatva, India: A vessel containing benzene caught fire, engulfing the entire reactor. More information

Sunday
Apr 11
Ybor City, FL: Firefighters used chemical extinguisher to put out a fire in an asphalt processing tank. More information

Saturday
Apr 10
Upper Merion, PA: A worker at a chemical plant was airlifted to the hospital after receiving chemical burns. More information

Friday
Apr 09
Henniker, NH: A concrete business was heavily damaged by a fire that destroyed several buildings. More information

Thursday
Apr 08
Gallup, NM: 4 people were seriously injured after 2 explosions rocked a refinery. More information

Thursday
Apr 08
Gresik, Indonesia: A petrochemical plant suffered an explosion and fire, the 2nd in 2 months. More information

Wednesday
Apr 07
Coefield, N.C.: A worker at a seed plant was listed in critical condition after a dust explosion and fire. More information

Tuesday
Apr 06
South Island, New Zealand: An ammonia explosion aboard a ship seriously burned the chief engineer. More information

Monday
Apr 05
Eaton Park, FL: A major fire broke out at a pallet repair and wood recycling plant. More information

Monday
Apr 05
Mobile, AL: A tank leaking hydrogen peroxide vapors forced the evacuation of 30 homes and closed a city park. More information

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