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Turtle Carcasses Wash Ashore in Sri Lanka After Ship Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nearly a hundred carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as a dozen dead dolphins and a blue whale, have washed ashore in Sri Lanka since a container ship burned and sank, …

China Firm’s Connections Used to Obtain Hazmat Permit Despite Safety Violations

The son of a former police chief is one of two silent owners of the warehouse for hazardous materials in Tianjin where explosions killed at least 114 people, and used his connections to help obtain licenses despite safety violations, Chinese …

Kentucky Homes Evacuated for More Derailment Cleanup

Officials are evacuating more than two dozen homes near a train derailment that occurred two weeks ago in southwestern Jefferson County, Ky. The evacuations Tuesday are to allow workers to remove hazardous chemicals from some of the tanker cars. Part …

Fire Erupts at Kentucky Chemical Train Derailment Site

Sparks from a cutting torch ignited leaking vapors from a derailed train car and caused a fire that burned three workers and prompted the evacuation of a town near Louisville on Wednesday, a fire official said. The blaze broke out …

Campaign Gets Companies to Make Safer Cosmetics

More than 400 companies selling cosmetic and other personal care products have removed potentially hazardous chemicals from them, after a seven-year campaign by a large coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics said Wednesday that …