A Spanish court has acquitted three people charged over the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off Spain’s northwestern coast 11 years ago that triggered one of Europe’s biggest environmental catastrophes.
A tanker train carrying crude oil caught fire and exploded after derailing in western Alabama early Friday, sending flames and black smoke into the air and temporarily forcing one family to leave their home.
In their report on the fatal explosion of a Black Elk platform last year, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Coast Guard said that workers who were “worried about losing their jobs if they raised safety concerns” did not call a halt to work “despite apparent anomalies.”
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