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Rick Lord A big blast at a plant in Illinois, train troubles in Tulsa, and a new flock in Texas on this USA Update

December 13, 2013
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Illinois... firefighters spent the day battling a massive blaze at a chemical plant. An explosion sparked the fire at the Blue Island petrochemical plant. There are reports of injuries but the extent of those injuries is unclear right now. Blue Island is about 20-miles south of Chicago. As of early this evening, officials were only saying that the situation is developing...

Oklahoma... several street crossings in Tulsa are shut down after a train derailed, sending at least 20 cars off the tracks. A HazMat team is still cleaning up a diesel spill caused by the accident, and many roads may stay closed into the weekend as other crews work to clear the debris. It appears the train ran into the back of some cars that had come uncoupled from another train. Luckily no one was hurt...

Texas... a penguin exhibit at a Galveston aquarium is proudly displaying its newest additions. The little guys will be on display through February 19th, at which point they'll head across the pond to England, to be part of a London exhibit. The Galveston Aquarium has set up a penguin-cam so everyone can watch online. And that's a fuzzy ending to this USA Update.


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