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  • Thousands of fish reported killed after chemical plant fire

    Authorities say thousands of fish have been killed in a south-central Pennsylvania creek following possible contamination from a massive chemical plant fire creek. Officials in Adams and York counties are advising people not to fish, boat or swim in...
  • Chernobyl photographer Igor Kostin dies at age 78

    Igor Kostin, a Ukrainian photographer who took one of the first pictures of the ravaged Chernobyl nuclear plant after it exploded in 1986, has died. He was 78. His wife, Alla Kostin, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that her husband died the day...
  • Santa Barbara County official rejects plan to move crude oil by truck

    Santa Barbara County official rejects plan to move crude oil by truck
    A Santa Barbara County official has rejected a proposal by Exxon Mobil to send a fleet of 6,720-gallon trucks on as many as 192 daily trips on U.S. 101 while the pipeline the company normally uses is out of commission after last month's oil spill....
  • Thousands of fish reported killed after chemical plant fire

    Thousands of fish reported killed after chemical plant fire
    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say thousands of fish have been killed in a south-central Pennsylvania creek following possible contamination from a massive chemical plant fire. Officials in Adams and York counties are advising people not to fish,...
  • California oil spill cleanup costs reaches $62 million

    The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday. Costs are running at $3 million a day, and there is no timetable for when the cleanup will...
  • Last-minute rush as deadline nears for oil spill settlement

    Joe Baroni knew he was cutting it close. "We filled all this out over the weekend," he said, clutching a sheaf of documents as he stood in line behind a couple of dozen other people Monday, hoping to file a claim for economic damages from the 2010 BP oil...
  • Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez vows federal action on oil spills

    Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez vows federal action on oil spills
    As U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez bemoaned the recent Santa Barbara oil spill at a stop in Long Beach on Monday, the Orange County congresswoman all but echoed the words of her chief Senate rival, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. “We love...
  • 44% of coastline clean after Santa Barbara County oil spill, officials say

    44% of coastline clean after Santa Barbara County oil spill, officials say
    More than 40 miles of California coastline has been cleared of oil from the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill off Santa Barbara County, officials say. Cleanup crews have cleared 44% of 96.5 miles of shoreline from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties...
  • Crews say 44 percent of California coast oil spill cleaned

    Cleanup teams have determined that 44 percent of 96.5 miles of California coastline is clear of oil from the Refugio Oil Spill, a state official said Sunday. The 44 percent includes mostly sandy beaches, which only have trace amounts, or less than 1...
  • Explosion causes fire at chemical plant in Pennsylvania

    Firefighters have extinguished a fire at a chemical plant near Pittsburgh. A spokesman for Allegheny County emergency dispatch says an explosion and fire were reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Eastman Chemical Resins in Jefferson Hills. He...
  • Ex-BP exec David Rainey not guilty of lying in oil spill

    Friday's acquittal of a former high-ranking BP executive charged with lying to investigators looking into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill marked the latest setback for federal prosecutors pursuing criminal charges in the disaster. A federal jury took...