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3 injured in blast at Texas chemical plant

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) Dramatic video and photos shared on social media show a large fire at the TPC Group facility in Port Neches, near Houston, with one resident describing waking up to a huge boom

EXPLOSION. This handout image taken early on November 27, 2019 and released to AFP by Ryan Mathewson, who lives roughly two minutes from the plant with his family, shows fire and flames following an explosion at a chemical plant in the Texas city of Port Neches, east of Houston. Handout photo courtesy of Ryan Mathewson/AFP

6 more detained over China blast that killed 78

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Measures will also be taken against Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, according to police

(FILES) This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. - The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on March 25, 2019, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the country's worst industrial accidents. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

3 detained over China chemical blast that killed 78

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Three employees from Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical, whose facility was involved in the blast, had 'significant responsibility' for the accident, according to a statement on the Yancheng government's official Weibo account

CHEMICAL BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by AFP

Death toll in China chemical blast rises to 78

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Local authorities say more than 500 people are still in hospital. Among them, 13 are critically injured and 66 are seriously injured.

DEADLY BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by STR/AFP

China probes factory blast after 47 killed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The explosion on Thursday, March 21, in the eastern city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province is one of the worst industrial disasters to hit China

RESCUE. Paramilitary police officers and a medical staff transfer an injured man as smoke rises from an explosion site behind them in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 21, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Chinese chemical firm 'misled' investigators over deadly blast

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:13 PM

In its report, local authorities also blamed the company's lack of safety measures and 'chaotic' management for contributing to the blast

China detains suspects after blast at chemical plant

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The building was owned by chemical manufacturer Hengda, which was 'conducting illegal construction at the plant which had not passed safety and fire control checks,' says state media Xinhua

Plume from flooded Texas chemical plant 'incredibly dangerous' – FEMA

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The plant operated by Arkema Inc produces organic peroxides which have a number of commercial uses including plastics pharmaceuticals and construction materials

BROCK LONG. FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks at a press conference regarding rescue operations from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, on August 28, 2017 at the FEMA headquarters in Washington DC. Photo by Paul Handley/ AFP

1 killed, 6 missing in blast at German chemical plant – BASF

Oct 17, 2016 - 7:45 PM

4th UPDATE Firefighters are still trying to extinguish the flames by 1330 GMT while police had blocked off nearby roads an Agence France Presse reporter at the scene says

EXPLOSION. Smoke rises from the Chemical plant of the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, western Germany on October 17, 2016. Photo by Michael DEINES / dpa / AFP

Notice of violation issued to JG Summit chemical plant

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:56 PM

The EMB obtains samples from the facility that through an analysis will show if the plant violated environmental regulations which caused stomach pains dizziness and vomiting among locals

VIOLATION? Smoke and flames rise from the JG Summit plant in Batangas in this photo posted on Facebook by Michael Ilagan

Stench from chemical plant engulfs Batangas villages

Aug 14, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Residents complain the powerful stench is nauseating

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Aug 14, 2015 - 12:45 PM

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Kids' stomach pain, dizziness blamed on JG Summit plant

Aug 14, 2015 - 8:29 AM

Residents of nearby villages describe the smell from the plant as like burning plastic

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Aug 13, 2015 - 11:54 PM

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US chemical plant blast kills one, injures 73

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Authorities say it is too early to speculate on what caused the explosion