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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Massive explosions rock central Florida gas plant

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 02:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tavares, Florida Massive explosions rocked a central Florida propane gas plant, sending seven people to area hospitals. All of the workers at the plant were accounted ... blasts that ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late on Monday night. “At this point we have no fatalities being reported,” he said. “Management is comfortable saying all of those ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    George Harrison memorial tree in Los Angeles killed by beetles

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Beatle memorial tree killed by beetles A tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councilor said. Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, said the Japanese black pine tree, planted about 12 years ago, would be replaced in November. The four-metre-high ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US workers claim discrimination in hiring of foreigners on skilled worker visas

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:55pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Federal lawsuit alleges headhunting companies are hiring cheap labour from abroad for skilled jobs under controversial H-1B visa programme Visa scheme 'hijacking U.S. jobs' Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing technical support for Harley-Davidson's plants in the US state of Wisconsin. The divorced mother of three ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Zombies have taken over US shooting ranges, feeding on end-of-the-world craze

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... fascination with the undead into a socially acceptable target. They are joining zombie eradication teams and snapping up zombie targets, zombie ammunition, zombie gas masks and even zombie killing ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds injured in deadly blast at Texas fertiliser plant

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 11:08am by AFP

    ... reporters firefighters had brought the fire in that part of the plant “under control and I don’t think that’s any longer a threat.” Power and gas has been cut to some areas of the town ... at the West Fertiliser plant, sparked by an enormous blaze, occurred just before 8.00pm, Waco Assistant Fire Chief Don Yeager said by phone. The cause was not immediately known but Yeager said ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tenants of New York flats warned of gas leak ahead of fatal explosion

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Flat blast tenants 'warned of gas leak' A tenant of one of the two New York apartment buildings flattened by a massive explosion said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about "unbearable" gas smells. The blast in Harlem on Wednesday morning killed at least seven people and injured more than 60. Five people remained ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US scientists say natural-gas system leaks more methane than estimated

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Gas system leaks more methane than thought The natural-gas system in the United States is leaking far more methane, a harmful greenhouse gas, into the air ... to a suite of recent reports about excess leakage that have raised worldwide concerns about how natural gas, a fuel touted for its benefits over coal, may be speeding up the process of global ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Cat litter linked to radiation leak at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... Plant near Carlsbad in February. The kitty litter soaks up any liquid before drums of waste are sealed and shipped. Officials are investigating whether a switch from non-organic to organic litter is to blame for the leak. According to the order, two of those containers are known to be at the waste plant. It does not say where the rest of the barrels are, but Los Alamos ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Two killed, 10 hurt in blast at Nebraska feed plant

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:16pm by Reuters in Omaha, Nebraska

    ... part of an animal feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 10 others, authorities said. About 38 employees were working at the International Nutrition plant at midmorning when there was an explosion and part of the building collapsed, interim Fire Chief Bernard Kanger told a news conference. At least two people were killed, and one ...

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    US geologists find ‘probable’ link between small earthquakes and fracking in Ohio

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:28pm by Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio

    ... hydraulic fracturing, in the Utica Shale may have increased pressure on a small, unknown fault, said State Oil and Gas Chief Rick Simmers. He called the link “probable”. While earlier studies had ... to allow oil and gas to flow. Improved technology has allowed energy companies to gain access to huge stores of natural gas but the practice has raised widespread concerns that it might lead ...




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