Industrial & Nuclear Accidents
By Sarath Kumara and Wimal Perera, 25 April 2013
At least 149 workers were confirmed dead as of Thursday morning, but the figure is likely to rise as more bodies are recovered.
By Naomi Spencer, 22 April 2013
Some residents were allowed to return to the five-block blast area around the West Fertilizer Plant that had been closed off since the disaster.
By Andre Damon, 20 April 2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration records show that the last time the agency inspected the plant was 28 years ago.
By Wimal Perera and Sarath Kumara, 23 July 2012
Amid fears of mass workers’ struggles, the government has given the green light for trade unions as another mechanism for suppressing workers.
After San Bruno firestorm
By Kevin Kearney, 25 September 2010
Following the San Bruno explosion, PG&E has released a list of the most dangerous sections of gas pipeline in Northern and Central California. This has only heightened concerns that the region is sitting on a number of gas explosion “time bombs.”