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Blog Posts in February, 2013

  • Six Nuclear Storage Tanks are Leaking

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 28-Feb-2013

    Hanford, a former Cold War weapons production plant in Washington State, has been classified as one of the nation’s most contaminated facilities. Now, a new discovery is adding to that identity—at least six nuclear and chemical waste storage tanks are leaking underground at the Hanford nuclear reservation. Worse still, according to some federal officials, more of the aging tanks may ...
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  • La Porte Plant Explosion: 1 Killed, 1 Injured

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 11-Feb-2013

    After 12 hours of searching for the missing person in the La Porte plant explosion this past Saturday, rescue crews finally discovered a body. This disaster resulted in the serious injury of one victim and the death of another, tragic news that is striking those who knew and loved the victims. La Porte Police Sgt. John Krueger claims that while there were between 15-20 employees on the Air Liquide ...
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  • Plant Explosion in La Porte; One Injured, One Missing

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 9-Feb-2013

    Investigators are reporting that early Saturday morning, right around 7:30 a.m., an explosion occurred at a plant in La Porte, Texas. The Air Liquide plant, located at 11450 W. Fairmont Parkway on the south side of La Porte, was involved in mixing several different chemicals. According to an Air Liquide spokesperson, Michael Rosen, 20 different employees were assigned to that facility, but ...
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  • A jury has awarded $109 million to the family of a woman who was killed by a power line that fell in her back yard. The woman burned for 20 minutes as her family watched, helplessly, waiting for the power company, West Penn Power Co., to turn off the electricity. The accident occurred in June 2009, but the jury believed that West Penn ignored appropriate safety practices for years prior to the ...
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  • Chevron Fined $1M for Refinery Fire

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 1-Feb-2013

    News reports share that Chevron has officially been fined almost $1 million for the refinery fire that occurred last year in the San Francisco Bay area. This fire polluted the town, causing gas and smoke to seep into the residential areas of the city. According to the Chief investigator with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Ellen Widess, the company willingly violated ...
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