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  • Cause of deadly leak at Texas plant still unknown

    November 16, 2014 9:15 PM

    LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - DuPont officials say it's still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. Company spokesman Aaron Woods says DuPont is investigating the cause of the leak of methyl mercaptan... more »
  • UPDATE: Team looking for Ohio train crash cause eyes rails

    July 12, 2012 7:00 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus, Ohio, was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what... more »
  • Fiery flare from chemical plant cause accident

    May 10, 2012 7:02 AM

    NORCO, La. (AP) - State environmental regulators say fire and smoke flaring up at the Shell Norco chemical plant were the result of a heater unit failure that forced a shutdown of a portion of the plant. The eruption was visible from the Causeway Boulevard exit of Interstate 10, 25... more »
  • Mardi Gras Beads Donation for a Good Cause

    February 12, 2012 5:51 PM

    Starting Monday, February 13, and continuing through the end of March, The Arc of Acadiana and Lafayette Auto Dealers Association (LADA) will be sponsoring a Mardi Gras Bead Drive. The campaign will kick off February 13 and continue until March 31. The beads will be collected, detangled, recycled and resold,... more »
  • NTSB: Late 2011 Before Probable Cause

    December 28, 2010 10:36 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - A preliminary report about a fatal plane crash near Crowley doesn't give a likely cause for the wreck that killed three people and injured two on Dec. 18. Spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz tells The Advertiser it likely will be late next year before the National Transportation Safety... more »
  • Controller Distracted by Phone Call Was Cause of Midair Collision Over Hudson River Last Year

    September 14, 2010 3:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Errors by an air traffic controller distracted by a personal phone call set the stage for a midair collision last year over the Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane that claimed nine lives, a federal safety panel said Tuesday. While the National Transportation... more »
  • Kellogg Outlines Cause of Odor, Taste in Recall

    July 14, 2010 8:47 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Kellogg says that higher-than-normal amounts of certain chemicals in its package liners caused the unusual smell and flavor that prompted a recall of 28 million boxes of its cereal in late June. The food maker recalled Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks after... more »
  • Cause Determined in Recycling Foundation Fire

    May 7, 2010 1:23 PM

    Lafayette Fire Department fire investigators have determined that the fire at the Recycling Foundation was cause by either the mechanical heat or a spark from a BobCat machine being used to move the bales of recyclables. Employees at the business were using the machine to move several bales around.... more »
  • Dead Sea Turtles: Oil may not be Cause

    May 3, 2010 5:08 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Necropsies completed on five of the 25 dead sea turtles found along Mississippi beaches in the past few days show no evidence of oil killing the reptiles. Brian Gorman of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Gulfport, Miss., said Monday that no evidence of oil or... more »

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