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Study Warns of Volunteer Firefighters’ Levels of ‘Forever Chemicals’

May 5 2021 // Volunteer firefighters — who comprise more than 65 percent of the U.S. fire service — have higher levels of “forever chemicals” in their bodies than the general public. A Rutgers study, which was published...

Firefighter Injured in Blaze at Eastern Missouri Chemical plant

Apr 30 2021 // A firefighter was injured on April 29 during a large fire at a chemical plant in eastern Missouri that forced evacuations in nearby neighborhoods. Fire personnel responded to the scene at the Manor Chemical Plant in...

Worker Group Alleges Unsafe Chemical Releases at Minnesota Refinery: Reuters

Apr 26 2021 // Inadequate safety standards at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery in Minnesota have caused avoidable hydrocarbon and chemical releases that pose a threat to the community, a local worker advocacy group said...

Massive Fire Breaks Out at Texas Chemical Facility

Apr 8 2021 // A huge industrial fire broke out at a chemical facility in Channelview, Texas, around 4 p.m. on April 7, Harris County officials said. A shelter in place order was issued for neighborhoods near the K-Solve Chemicals plant...

Chemical Site Cleanup on Maine River to Cost More Than $180M

Mar 25 2021 // A settlement that is pending approval from a federal judge would require the former owner of a shuttered chemical plant in Maine to spend more than $180 million to clean up mercury contamination. The settlement concerns...

‘Forever Chemicals’ in 60 Closed Minnesota Landfills Contaminating Groundwater

Mar 22 2021 // Pollution regulators said that contamination from toxic man-made “forever chemicals” has been detected in groundwater at nearly 60 closed landfills in Minnesota, with amounts exceeding levels for safe drinking...

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