The cause of an explosion and fire at a chemical processing facility in Valdosta remains unclear. A city spokeswoman said elevated pH levels of water inside the Perma-Fix facility delayed some of the on-site evaluations that need to be performed.
Authorities in south Georgia say fire crews were continuing to monitor the scene of a chemical explosion that rocked an industrial complex, injuring three people. Valdosta city officials said in a statement that firefighters remained at the scene Wednesday night until an investigation could begin Thursday.
Authorities say passengers were being allowed to return to their gates at Atlanta's airport after a small electrical explosion at a maintenance shop knocked out some power to one of the concourses. No one was injured.
There are four facilities in Georgia that manufacture or mix the same type of fertilizer that exploded last week in a plant in West, Texas. OSHA officials are reviewing whether more needs to be done to keep them safe.
Atlanta police say fireworks and static electricity likely led to a package igniting and burning a thrift store worker in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon. Officials say a man working in the store was burned on his hands and arms and was hospitalized with minor injuries.
GPB has compiled Georgians' social media reaction to Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. People across the state expressed support for victims and the people of Massachusetts. Below you'll see a sampling of responses from politicians and concerned citizens.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokeswoman Cara Hodgson says while there are no credible threats against the transit system, MARTA will increase police presence and will stay in contact with federal, state, and local agencies to stay updated on public transit-related recommendations.
Utility officials say no one has been seriously hurt in an explosion at a coal-fired power plant northwest of Atlanta. The chairman of Georgia's Public Service Commission, Chuck Eaton, said an apparent explosion struck Unit 2 at Plant Bowen on Thursday afternoon.