Water Treatment Plant Explosion Caused By Blowtorch That Ignited MethaneCrews using a blowtorch in a building that had filled with methane gas set off an explosion at a Far South Side water treatment plant on Thursday, bringing the roof down, trapping two workers and injuring a total of 10, according to Fire Department officials.
Ten Workers Injured In Explosion At Far South Side Water Plant; Two Trapped Workers RescuedThree people were trapped after an explosion and collapse at a water treatment facility on the Far South Side.
McCook Reservoir Stores Heavy Rainfall, Reduces Flood ThreatsAs water continues to rise in the wake of heavy rains and melting snow, flooding could have been much worse for some Chicago-area residents.
Rain Cause Of Chicago River’s Two-Toned Color, Officials SayTwo distinct colors of water have been spotted at Wolf Point since Friday, and still refused to mingle on Monday.
Cops Caught Talking About Loafing, Making Racist Remarks Sue MWRDTwo Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago cops who were canned after they were recorded using racial slurs and talking about sleeping on the job claim their firing violated their constitutional rights.
UPDATE: Car With Body In It Pulled From Icy Pond In LynwoodLynwood Fire Chief John Cobb said a witness saw a sedan crash into a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District retention pond along Lincoln Highway early Sunday afternoon.
Worker Struck, Killed By ATV At Deep Tunnel SiteThe 55-year-old worker was struck and killed by an all-terrain vehicle during snow plowing operations in a parking lot at the site of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s Deep Tunnel project in the 7700 block of Canal Bank Road in Summit.
Five Months After Track Washout, Yellow Line To Reopen Oct. 30It’s finally official. The CTA has a Halloween treat for its long-suffering Yellow Line riders. Service on the Yellow Line returns to Skokie Oct. 30.
Massive New Reservoir To Help Alleviate Chicago Area FloodingThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was cutting the ribbon Tuesday morning at the Thornton Reservoir, which can hold 7.9 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage.
For The First Time, Wastewater Being Disinfected Before It Enters Chicago RiverThe Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Friday celebrated the opening of the first of two disinfection plants designed to help clean up area rivers.
Storm Runoff Prompts Swim Ban At All Chicago BeachesThe effects of Monday’s heavy rains were being felt Tuesday at the city’s beaches, where officials have banned swimming, due to high bacteria levels caused by runoff.