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  • State testing water after northeast Ohio chemical spill

    Residents in northeast Ohio are waiting to hear from state environmental officials whether their water is safe to drink following a chemical spill at an injection well facility. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has been testing water in Vienna...
  • Broken pipeline that spilled into Yellowstone to be removed

    The company responsible for a 30,000-gallon oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will try to remove its breached pipeline Wednesday as regulators investigate the cause of the accident that contaminated downstream water supplies. The broken...
  • 5 years after BP spill, industry touts ability to respond

    An oil consortium says an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today can be cleaned up far faster than five years ago when BP's Macondo well blew out 45 miles off the coast of Louisiana, spawning the nation's worst offshore oil spill. It took BP and the...
  • Many more oil trains crossing Nebraska, Iowa this spring

    The number of trains carrying at least a million gallons of volatile crude oil across Nebraska and Iowa surged this spring to as many as 30 a week. BNSF railroad has told emergency management officials in both states that it is now hauling 20 to 30...
  • Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill

    Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill
    Environmental activists delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday demanding a public report and investigation into at least 1,600 gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan last year from BP's Whiting refinery. The volunteer groups...
  • Almanac

    March 26, 1915 Dead men were placed on the registration books in Terre Haute last October, according to Ira Wellman, Silas R. Brewer and Joseph G. Elder, who testified on Tuesday in the Terre Haute election fraud case. The three men said they had...
  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
  • Pemex begins to restore production at fire-damaged platform

    Mexico's state-run oil company continues to search for three missing workers from a platform fireball that killed four others, while beginning to restore production at the damaged Gulf of Mexico facility, officials said Sunday. Petroleos Mexicanos, or...
  • Chicago at heart of crude oil shipments, data show

    Chicago at heart of crude oil shipments, data show
    More highly volatile crude oil passes through the Midwest, specifically the Chicago area, via railroad tank cars than anywhere else in the country, according to newly released data from the federal government. The latest information on crude-oil-by-rail...
  • Duke Energy to pay Virginia $2.5 million for river spill

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Duke Energy has agreed to pay Virginia a $2.5 million settlement for its February 2014 coal ash spill into the Dan River. The spill at a retired power plant in Eden dumped up to 39,000 tons of ash into the river, which flows north into...
  • NY raises cap on oil spill fund, leaves it with comptroller

    New York's new budget raises the state oil spill fund to $40 million amid the recent surge in railroad shipping and dangerous derailments, while leaving authority with the state comptroller. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed raising the cap on the cleanup...