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Thursday
Aug 09
Columbia, S.C.: About 4,000 gallons of a liquid containing hydrochloric acid leaked at a plastics manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Eloise, FL: Three workers at a citrus processing plant were treated after a vehicle slammed into an ammonia storage tank, allowing vapor to escape. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Baytown, TX: Silicon tetrafluoride gas leaked from cylinders on a truck, shutting down a major highway and forcing the three-hour evacuation of a day-care center. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Fort Frances, Ontario: Workers excavating for a water pipeline accidentally ruptured an effluent pipe from a paper mill, forcing an emergency shutdown of the mill. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
El Paso, TX: Four refinery workers received burns when sulfuric acid sprayed from a broken connection. The workers were wearing protective clothing. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Wood Dale, IL: Dozens of people were evacuated after a drum of divinyl benzene ruptured at a shipping company. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Chicago, IL: A truck carrying azodicarbonamide turned over on a major expressway, halting traffic for five hours. More than 1,500 people were evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
El Paso, TX: Four refinery workers received burns when sulfuric acid sprayed from a broken connection. The workers were wearing protective clothing. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Wood Dale, IL: Dozens of people were evacuated after a drum of divinyl benzene ruptured at a shipping company. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Chicago, IL: A truck carrying azodicarbonamide turned over on a major expressway, halting traffic for five hours. More than 1,500 people were evacuated. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A three-alarm fire at a chemical company forced the evacuation of 60 nearby residents. A shelter-in-place order was issued for hundreds more. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Fifteen brewery workers were treated after an ammonia buildup related to a power outage. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Twenty-five brewery workers required treatment after an ammonia release followed a power outage. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A three-alarm fire at a chemical company forced the evacuation of 60 nearby residents. A shelter-in-place order was issued for hundreds more. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Fifteen brewery workers were treated after an ammonia buildup related to a power outage. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Twenty-five brewery workers required treatment after an ammonia release followed a power outage. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Butte, MT: A small phosphorus fire at a closed plant created a lot of smoke but little damage. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
St. Croix, Virgin Islands: A small fire was reported in a vacuum unit at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
Bloomington, MN: A gasoline tank overturned and spilled its load into the wetlands bordering the Mississippi River. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
St. Croix, Virgin Islands: A small fire was reported in a vacuum unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Pine Bluff, AR: Four firefighters were injured when an acetylene tank exploded during a fire at a machine shop. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Pine Bluff, AR: Four firefighters were injured when an acetylene tank exploded during a fire at a machine shop. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Parsippany, N.J.: Two persons were slightly injured when a cap fell off a tanker truck carrying ethylhexoic acid, splashing on two other vehicles. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Ohira, Japan: Ten workers were injured in an explosion at a mobile phone component factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Charleston, N.C.: Tons of coal slurry spilled from a broken line into a tributary of the Guyandotte River. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Chicago, IL: One man sustained acid burns over more than 80 percent of his body when sulfuric acid leaked at a steel processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Charleston, N.C.: Tons of coal slurry spilled from a broken line into a tributary of the Guyandotte River. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Chicago, IL: One man sustained acid burns over more than 80 percent of his body when sulfuric acid leaked at a steel processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Falls Township, PA: A dozen employees at a filter plant were evacuated when a large indoor tank of hydrochloric acid leaked hundreds of gallons. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Parsippany, N.J.: Two persons were slightly injured when a cap fell off a tanker truck carrying ethylhexoic acid, splashing on two other vehicles. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Ohira, Japan: Ten workers were injured in an explosion at a mobile phone component factory. More information

Tuesday
Jul 31
Baltimore, MD: A fire in a manufacturing plant prompted the evacuation of a one-block area. Chemicals involved included sodium borohydride. More information

Tuesday
Jul 31
Visalia, CA: A propane tank being loaded using a forklift fell and exploded, destroying the forklift and a truck. More information

Monday
Jul 30
Anniston Army Depot: Four workers were treated after nitric acid spilled in the depot’s plating shop. The acid was being transferred from a vat to a truck. More information

Sunday
Jul 29
Ashtabula, OH: A firefighter sustained chemical burns while battling a fire at a metals finishing plant. The firefighter was wearing bunker gear at the time. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
San Antonio, TX: Twelve volunteer fire departments lost as much as $200,000 in equipment ruined by caustic chemicals during a fire at a chemical mixing and storage facility. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
Coffeyville, OK: An anhydrous leak injured one worker. A deluge system was activated by the leak. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
Oklahoma City, OK: A four-alarm fire swept through a car plant paint building, sparking at least two explosions. Workers had been in the process of cleaning away years of paint sludge. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
Midway, IN: A fire in a natural gas well took 28 hours to extinguish. More information

Friday
Jul 27
Schweizerhalle, Switzerland: Twenty-one firefighters received light to medium burns battling a two-hour fire following an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jul 27
Yorktown, VA: A fire broke out in the crude distillation unit of an oil refinery. The unit returned to full production in less than a week. More information

Thursday
Jul 26
South Wapiti, Alberta: A leak at a gas plant resulted in a fire that burned more than eight hours. More information

Wednesday
Jul 25
Linz, Austria: Three workers were injured when gases exploded inside a German tanker ship More information

Tuesday
Jul 24
Lancaster, PA: A leaking gasoline supply line exploded in a remote area with no injuries reported. More information

Friday
Jul 20
Huron, S.D.: Roads and nearby businesses were closed when a container of sodium hydroxide spilled from the back of a truck enroute to a plant. More information

Friday
Jul 20
Reno, NV: A chlorine pipe valve at a chemical plant malfunctioned, forcing area evacuations. More information

Thursday
Jul 19
Malvern, PA: Two men were critically injured after a tanker truck carrying chemical solvents exploded. More information

Thursday
Jul 19
Cypremont, LA: About 300 families were forced to evacuate when a barge hit a swing bridge, spewing a cloud of flammable propylene gas. More information

Wednesday
Jul 18
Baltimore, MD: A train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed and caught fire in a downtown tunnel, nearly shutting down the city. The fire burned so hot that firefighters could not reach it for eight hours. More information

Wednesday
Jul 18
Martinez, CA: Fire broke out in the heater area of an oil refinery. Officials issued a shelter-in-place order for area residents. More information

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