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Texas tragedy stirs interest in chemical plant safety

...totaling 5.56 million pounds.Such studies help emergency officials devise realistic strategies to deal with transportation accidents.Morris News Service reporter Walter Jones contributed to this article.
Three-day exercise in Columbia County to focus on transportation accidents

Emergency responders will converge on Columbia County this week for a series of programs designed to improve responses to transportation disasters involving hazardous materials.
Insists air show accident 'improbable'

...have been killed at an air show in the United States or Canada since 1952. In aviation, as in all forms of transportation, accidents can and sometimes do happen. And that's true whether the operation is in a normal, routine setting or in...
Editorials | Boshears Skyfest
No testing done for drug residue

...wastewater discharged into the canal by Columbia County upstream from Augusta's raw water pumping station; transportation accidents on Interstate 20 that could affect the canal; and leaks from septic tanks and old storage tank sites. Even...
Compensation woes boost safety

...4. Fall to lower level: 5.4 5. Exposure to harmful substances: 4.6 6. Repetitive motion: 4.1 7. Transportation accidents: 4.0 8. Slips, trips: 3.1 9. Assaults/violent acts by others: 1.2 10. Fires/explosions: 0...
Editorials | International Paper
Panel studies flow of hazardous loads will help pinpoint areas more prone to transportation accidents. Safeguards within factories that store or...unpredictable factors sometimes contribute to transportation accidents, he said. "I think we're more vulnerable...
Group donates $9,000

...responded to 68,000 disasters including hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes, hazardous-materials spills and transportation accidents. This year, the Red Cross helped in the aftermath of the spring tornadoes that ripped through the Merriwether...
EPA officials retract report

...the school site. -- In addition to chemicals stored at the three plants in the area, other risks exist from transportation accidents at six major highways and railroads near the site. -- The school lies beneath the east-west glide path for...
Radioactive exercise aids firefighters

...Site Fire Department. "The Department of Energy decided to have a single training program for all radioactive transportation accidents. It could be for government vehicles or commercial package deliveries." Reach Quandra F. Collins at 868-1222...
Metro | Savannah River Site
Chemical amount released may be more than reported

...independent federal agency, is modeled after the National Transportation Safety Board, which analyzes aircraft and transportation accidents for the purpose of improving public safety. Thursday night, federal investigators were doing start-up testing...