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Hazardous chlorine leak in North Vancouver

A leak early this morning at Canexus Chemical Plant in North Vancouver left  four workers injured.  The workers have been hospitalized; one of the injured is reported to be in serious...

Olympic Ramification: A Transfer of Chemicals From Vancouver to a Small Washington Town Stuns its Residents

Vancouver's Canexus Chemical plant allegedly has plans to ship the world's deadliest chemical to Belmont, Washington for safekeeping during Olympic Games, but the residents of tiny Belmont aren't so s

Canadian Counter Terrorism, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the World's Deadliest Chemical

As a crush of spectators, international dignitaries, top athletes, and the world's media descend upon Vancouver for the Olympics this winter, a chlorine facility at the base of the Second Narrows Cros