Managers at the Hanford Site in Washington State told workers to "take cover" Tuesday morning local time after a tunnel leading to a massive plutonium finishing plant collapsed. The emergency is especially worrisome, since Hanford is commonly known as "the most toxic place in America", with one former governor calling it "an underground Chernobyl waiting to happen". Worrisome might actually be an understatement. An emergency has been declared.
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Video: Damn. In a terrifying accident in Utah, a FrontRunner train crashed into a FedEx truck and basically shredded its trailer into pieces, sending boxes flying everywhere. Thankfully (and impressively), there were no serious injuries in the crash, as it seemed the train busted through the softest part of the FedEx truck.
Video: Here's a useful driving safety tip from our friends in Russia who all seem to have in-vehicle dash cams: If you find yourself on the road behind a mysterious cloud of smoke, it might be a good idea to slow down and drive around the obstacle, instead of speeding up and finding out what's behind all that smoke the hard way. Judging by a video of the aftermath, the results aren't pretty.
A fatal accident three months ago has left a water park in Kansas City with no choice but to dismantle its star attraction. The 17-storey tall Verrückt water slide has been inactive since the accident in August. "Verrückt will be decommissioned — closed permanently and the slide removed from the tower," a statement to the Kansas City Star from the park read.
Video: Getting in the habit of using your car's parking brake whenever you stop isn't the worst idea in the world. Yes, there's the risk of you forgetting it's on the next time you drive away, but it can also prevent accidents like this from occurring. This guy's Benny Hill impression is hilarious, but he's probably not laughing after what happens at the end of this clip.
In July, construction workers at the Astravets nuclear power plant in Belarus dropped a 300 tonne reactor shell. Weeks went by before the government admitted an "abnormal situation" had occurred, prompting international concerns about safety at the Russian-built facility — and the Belarusian government's unwillingness to disclose information in a timely manner.
Italian researchers have used the location of confirmed debris from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared two years ago, to estimate where the missing airliner might have crashed, and where further debris may be found onshore. Their simulations show that the wreckage may lie upwards of 500km further north than current estimates.
Driver Martin Kdér is racing in the Podbrdská Rally Legend 2016 competition and flying along without a care in the world. Well, except for keeping his Skoda 130 LR on the road. Who would have guessed that, moments later, his dash cam would capture a truly amazing shot... at the expense of his vehicle.