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  • PG&E: San Bruno pipe segment not on high-risk list

    September 20, 2010 6:12 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The section of natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco does not appear on a utility company list of 100 riskiest pipeline segments. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. president Chris Johns said Monday that the segment of pipeline beneath a San Bruno neighborhood did... more »
  • Rescue crews head back into the West Virginia mine

    April 9, 2010 2:26 AM

    MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) - A spokesman for West Virginia's governor says rescue teams have headed back into a West Virginia mine to look for four miners missing since an explosion killed 25 workers. Officials say they will also pump nitrogren in to flush dangerous gases out. Gov. Joe Manchin... more »
  • Death toll rises after West Virginia mine explosion

    April 6, 2010 2:22 AM

    MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) - Massey Energy says 25 workers have been killed in a West Virginia coal mine explosion in the worst U.S. mine disaster since 1984. An explosion Monday afternoon rocked the remote coal mine with a history of safety problems. Rescuers had been trying to get... more »
  • Hurt Locker draws attention to Vandenberg airmen

    March 12, 2010 9:43 PM

    The Hurt Locker , which took home the Oscar for Best Picture has put the spotlight on a division of the military known as the "Explosive Ordinance Disposal" or E.O.D. At Vandenberg Air Force Base, ten airmen are part of the program. When they're not overseas, they're here at... more »
  • Many feared dead in Conn. explosion

    February 7, 2010 3:11 PM

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - A town fire official in Connecticut says fewer than 50 people have been injured an explosion at a power plant under construction. Multiple people have died, but officials say they don't know how many. Al Santostefano, the deputy fire marshal in Middletown, tells The Associated Press... more »

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