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May 7, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
An industrial chlorine leak forced an evacuation that halted most activity in a wide area of this city 10 miles south of downtown Las Vegas for almost eight hours Monday. More than 50 people went to hospitals after a chlorine cloud from a leaking tank drifted over the city before dawn. At least 10 people, mostly firefighters, were admitted for treatment. "It's dead city," Joe Mack, a newsman at radio station KXTZ, said as he viewed downtown Henderson.
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March 25, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forgive Don Logan if he seems a tad cynical. The president and general manager of the Las Vegas Stars, the triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, has been down this road before. He saw his vision of turning Las Vegas into a major league baseball spring training haven snuffed out less than three years ago. So he gets a little sensitive when he hears his town mentioned as a possible new spring home for some wayward major league club.
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NEWS
May 17, 1988 | Associated Press
A DuPont Corp. industrial safety expert toured a rival Kerr-McGee Corp. plant Monday as preparations began for a safety inspection that may determine whether the company can resume production of a crucial rocket fuel oxidizer. Tom Braun, head of DuPont's Safety Management Services Division, was picked by Kerr-McGee to lead an inspection team that will study the safety of ammonium perchlorate production at its Henderson plant, said Kerr-McGee attorney Paul Hejmanowski.
NEWS
May 7, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
An industrial chlorine leak forced an evacuation that halted most activity in a wide area of this city 10 miles south of downtown Las Vegas for almost eight hours Monday. More than 50 people went to hospitals after a chlorine cloud from a leaking tank drifted over the city before dawn. At least 10 people, mostly firefighters, were admitted for treatment. "It's dead city," Joe Mack, a newsman at radio station KXTZ, said as he viewed downtown Henderson.
NEWS
March 30, 1989
A loan to rebuild a chemical plant has been approved after being delayed until the plant's owner was cleared of suspicion that it knew of secret attempts to ship a rocket fuel element from its plant to Iran. The $92-million loan for the plant, vital to the nation's rocket fuel supply, was approved by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration nearly a year after the plant blew up at Henderson, Nev.
NEWS
June 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Production of a critical ingredient for solid rocket fuel resumed Monday at a Kerr-McGee Corp. plant, five weeks after explosions destroyed the only other plant making the chemical a mile away. Workers resumed production Monday morning of the chemical, ammonium perchlorate, which provides the oxygen necessary to burn solid fuel in the booster rockets on the space shuttle and in some military rockets.
NEWS
June 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Fire officials are questioning safety standards used in storing a volatile rocket fuel oxidizer at a Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. plant here, according to an unreleased Clark County Fire Department report. The report, obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, cites more than a dozen violations in the storage of ammonium perchlorate and imprudent handling of flammable, toxic chemicals and gases used in its production.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. stunned and angered residents and authorities here Wednesday by resuming production of a rocket fuel component only a week after the lethal explosion of another company's nearby plant that processed the same material. Kerr-McGee announced the shutdown of its plant the day after the blast and assured residents and officials that it would not resume production until the cause of the explosion was determined.
NEWS
May 7, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writers
Alert to the wariness of this growing suburban community, a Pacific Engineering & Production Co. official described as "highly unlikely" Friday the possibility that the firm will build a rocket fuel plant here to replace the one leveled this week by powerful explosions. Pacific Engineering counsel Keith Rooker said locations in more remote regions of Nevada, as well as in Texas and Utah, are under consideration for a replacement plant.
NEWS
June 8, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
The Pentagon and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will subsidize the building of a new rocket fuel plant to replace the Pacific Engineering & Production Co. facility near Henderson, Nev., that blew up last month, Air Force officials said Tuesday.
NEWS
March 30, 1989
A loan to rebuild a chemical plant has been approved after being delayed until the plant's owner was cleared of suspicion that it knew of secret attempts to ship a rocket fuel element from its plant to Iran. The $92-million loan for the plant, vital to the nation's rocket fuel supply, was approved by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration nearly a year after the plant blew up at Henderson, Nev.
NEWS
June 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Production of a critical ingredient for solid rocket fuel resumed Monday at a Kerr-McGee Corp. plant, five weeks after explosions destroyed the only other plant making the chemical a mile away. Workers resumed production Monday morning of the chemical, ammonium perchlorate, which provides the oxygen necessary to burn solid fuel in the booster rockets on the space shuttle and in some military rockets.
NEWS
June 8, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
The Pentagon and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will subsidize the building of a new rocket fuel plant to replace the Pacific Engineering & Production Co. facility near Henderson, Nev., that blew up last month, Air Force officials said Tuesday.
NEWS
June 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Fire officials are questioning safety standards used in storing a volatile rocket fuel oxidizer at a Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. plant here, according to an unreleased Clark County Fire Department report. The report, obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, cites more than a dozen violations in the storage of ammonium perchlorate and imprudent handling of flammable, toxic chemicals and gases used in its production.
NEWS
May 17, 1988 | Associated Press
A DuPont Corp. industrial safety expert toured a rival Kerr-McGee Corp. plant Monday as preparations began for a safety inspection that may determine whether the company can resume production of a crucial rocket fuel oxidizer. Tom Braun, head of DuPont's Safety Management Services Division, was picked by Kerr-McGee to lead an inspection team that will study the safety of ammonium perchlorate production at its Henderson plant, said Kerr-McGee attorney Paul Hejmanowski.
NEWS
May 13, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Operators of a plant that processed a rocket fuel component for the U.S. space shuttle and nuclear missile programs on Thursday blamed a leaking natural gas line for explosions last week that killed two people and caused $74 million in damage. The announcement by Pacific Engineering & Production Co. came only hours after the nation's only other processor of the solid fuel component, Kerr-McGee Corp.
SPORTS
March 25, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forgive Don Logan if he seems a tad cynical. The president and general manager of the Las Vegas Stars, the triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, has been down this road before. He saw his vision of turning Las Vegas into a major league baseball spring training haven snuffed out less than three years ago. So he gets a little sensitive when he hears his town mentioned as a possible new spring home for some wayward major league club.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | PETER H. KING and ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writers
Three searing explosions of orange flame Wednesday destroyed a plant that makes rocket fuel oxidizer for the space shuttle and many of the nation's nuclear missiles. The blasts flattened a candy factory next door. One person was killed and 210 were hurt, one critically. At 10 p.m., officials said all employees at both the Pacific Engineering and Production Co. and the Kidd and Co. marshmallow factory had been accounted for. Nevada Gov.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. stunned and angered residents and authorities here Wednesday by resuming production of a rocket fuel component only a week after the lethal explosion of another company's nearby plant that processed the same material. Kerr-McGee announced the shutdown of its plant the day after the blast and assured residents and officials that it would not resume production until the cause of the explosion was determined.
NEWS
May 7, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writers
Alert to the wariness of this growing suburban community, a Pacific Engineering & Production Co. official described as "highly unlikely" Friday the possibility that the firm will build a rocket fuel plant here to replace the one leveled this week by powerful explosions. Pacific Engineering counsel Keith Rooker said locations in more remote regions of Nevada, as well as in Texas and Utah, are under consideration for a replacement plant.
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