Explosions

Jefferson Parish, La., authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, La., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 6:21 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities searched by air and water Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday night blast and fire, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said. The...
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Firemen at the site of Saturday's gas tanker explosion in Accra, Ghana. Sunday Oct. 8, 2017. Ghana's deputy information minister says a tanker explosion at a gas-filling station, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra. (AP Photo/Richmond Brentuo)
October 08, 2017 - 10:25 am
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A pair of explosions at a gas station in Ghana that sent a fiery mushroom cloud into the night sky has killed at least seven people and left 68 others hospitalized, authorities said Sunday. Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia visited the site of the accident early Sunday where he...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from a chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. Nearly 20 Houston-area residents say test results have detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from the chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded. The findings were disclosed Monday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2017, in a letter the residents' lawyers mailed to the chief executive of the plant's owner, Arkema Inc., and several regulatory agencies, giving notice that they planned to sue. (KTRK via AP, File)
October 03, 2017 - 6:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Tests detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken from residents' property miles away from a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday. The 15 residents...
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Mike Cossey, of Bureau Veritas, uses an air monitor to check the quality of air at a police roadblock marking the 1.5-mile perimeter of the evacuation area around the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 01, 2017 - 5:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston, sending up a plume of acrid black smoke that stung the eyes and lungs. The blaze that began early Thursday at the Arkema Inc. chemical...
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Richard Rennard, president of acrylic monomers, America for Arkema Inc. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 01, 2017 - 4:58 am
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey's floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead. The owners of the plant in Crosby, Texas, warned Thursday that...
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Richard Rennard, president of acrylic monomers, America for Arkema Inc. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 01, 2017 - 4:42 am
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey's floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead. The owners of the plant in Crosby, Texas, warned Thursday that...
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CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE OF FOOD CART- Military grade vehicles travel west on the east bound lanes of Interstate 10 in north Vidor, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. While several parts of the city are flooded, the northern side received extensive damage. (Guiseppe Barranco/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
September 01, 2017 - 3:01 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Authorities are raising Harvey's death toll to 39 almost a week after the storm slammed into the Texas coast. Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley said Thursday night that the...
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CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE OF FOOD CART- Military grade vehicles travel west on the east bound lanes of Interstate 10 in north Vidor, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. While several parts of the city are flooded, the northern side received extensive damage. (Guiseppe Barranco/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 10:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Authorities are raising Harvey's death toll to 39 almost a week after the storm slammed into the Texas coast. Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences spokeswoman Tricia Bentley said Thursday night that the...
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CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE OF FOOD CART- Military grade vehicles travel west on the east bound lanes of Interstate 10 in north Vidor, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. While several parts of the city are flooded, the northern side received extensive damage. (Guiseppe Barranco/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 9:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Harvey (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Officials say flood waters are expected to be gone from most of Houston and Harris County by late Friday or early Saturday. Jeff Lindner, meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District, said Harvey...
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Mike Cossey, of Bureau Veritas, uses an air monitor to check the quality of air at a police roadblock marking the 1.5-mile perimeter of the evacuation area around the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 9:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid black smoke that stung the eyes and lungs. The blaze at the Arkema Inc. chemical plant...
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