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Chemical Spills, Gas Clouds, Train Derailments, Factory Fires - Manmade disasters and toxic releases in the news

Chemical Spills, Gas Clouds, Train Derailments, Factory Fires

Manmade disasters and toxic releases in the news

It seems like there has been an explosion (pardon the phrase) or manmade disasters in the past several years. Is it sloppiness? Poor maintenance? Sabotage? At present, we do not know and it is impossible to know who to trust for accurate information. It is wise to seek information from a variety of sources.  Do not assume you can trust the truth nor accuracy of one sources, whether it is a news channel, the government ot social media.

Here are links to some of the more notable toxic releases in the news:

Search for a specific spill

What to do to protect yourself and your family


DOT spills incidents statistics

U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Office of Hazardous Material Safety
2022 (All Column Values) Hazmat Summary by Transportation Phase
Transportation Phase
IN TRANSIT 8,408 5 8 1 $62,001,981
IN TRANSIT STORAGE 675 0 0 0 $326,598
LOADING 4,036 0 4 0 $452,568
UNLOADING 11,566 2 3 0 $3,726,834
Click on the numbers in the above report to see a listing of specific incidents making up the number.
To sort by column click on any column heading (once for ascending and twice for descending).
Source: Hazmat Intelligence Portal, U.S. Department of Transportation. Data as of 2/16/2023.



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