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TPC to Rebuild Texas Chemical Plant Shut by Explosions, Fire

Petrochemical maker TPC Group Inc will rebuild the Texas plant shut last week by devastating explosions that ignited fires that burned for six days, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The last fire at the Port Neches plant was extinguished late …

Okla. Governor Declares Emergency After Earthquake

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 20 counties after earthquakes, tornadoes and severe storms battered the state in recent days. Fallin issued the executive order on Wednesday. It allows state agencies to make emergency purchases …

West Virginia Orders Emergency Mine Inspections

West Virginia mine safety officials have ordered emergency inspections of up to 500 rescue shelters in the state’s underground coal mines. The Charleston Gazette reported the Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training issued the order Friday. West Virginia mines …