Mar 3, 2023

U.S. Averages One Chemical Accident Every Two Days, Analysis Finds

From spills to fires at industrial facilities to the recent train derailment in Ohio, it seems chemical accidents are making the news more and more. But it's not just your imagination — a map by the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters shows that chemical accidents are happening at a rate of one every two days in the U.S. The Chemical Facility Incidents map allows viewers to see chemical-related incidents in their local areas. The coalition noted, "On average, there is a chemical fire, explosion or toxic release every two days in the U.S."

See map of incidents here: