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U.S. Refiners in Path of Storm Barry to Keep Running

HOUSTON/NEW YORK — Most U.S. refiners whose plants are in the path of Tropical Storm Barry took steps on Friday to keep them running, even as forecasters warned that the second named storm of the season could become a hurricane …

Asbestos Found in Tennessee Federal Building

A federal building in Oak Ridge, Tenn., has been shut down indefinitely after an inspection found asbestos inside. The building houses about 350 Department of Energy workers and contractors along with staff members of U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s office. The …

U.S. Nuclear Reactor Loses Power, Venting Steam

A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant shut down after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to officials from Exelon Nuclear and federal regulators. Unit 2 at Byron Generating Station, about 95 miles (153 …

Popular Vermont Pedestrian Bridge Shut Down

A popular pedestrian bridge over the Winooski River in Montpelier has been shut down because of safety concerns. City officials say it’s no longer safe to walk on the bridge that connects Route 2 with State Street. Officials tells WCAX-TV …

Rhode Island Shuts Down Uninspected Elevators

Safety officials in Rhode Island have shut down four elevators as part of an effort to ensure building owners meet inspection requirements. The state’s Department of Labor and Training reviewed inspection records this fall and determined that the annual checks …

Tenants Warned Troubled Ohio Mall May Be Shut Down

Tenants at an Ohio shopping mall have been told to be ready in case county officials decide to shut the place down. Wood County Commissioner Jim Carter tells WTOL-TV that building inspectors have found Woodville Mall near Toledo has structural …

California Border Crossing Shutdown Snarls Traffic

The morning commute threatened to be unusually long Thursday at the nation’s busiest border crossing after all U.S.-bound traffic was halted the previous day because scaffolding had collapsed, falling on more than a dozen cars and injuring 11 travelers and …

South Dakota Day Care Shut Down for Death Investigation

An in-home day care in Sioux Falls where a 4-month-old child died last week has been shut down while authorities investigate, though they say the death does not appear suspicious. Connie Edwards’ registration to operate the day care – which …

Flood Berm Collapses at Nebraska Nuclear Plant

A berm holding the flooded Missouri River back from a Nebraska nuclear power station collapsed early Sunday, but federal regulators said they were monitoring the situation and there was no danger. The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station shut down in early …