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  • Oil drilling near Everglades prompts worries about fracking, water

    The Florida Everglades has become the latest region to react against oil drillers and fracking, a technique that has spurred worries about earthquakes and water contamination across the country. Concerns about an “enhanced extraction procedure&...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Fire forces evacuation of San Onofre nuclear plant

    An out-of-control brush fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting evacuations. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that "about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated" from the plant because...
  • Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County

    Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County
    Brush fires broke out Wednesday in more than half a dozen spots in northern San Diego County and spread at a dangerous pace as hot, dry, erratic winds, backed by record temperatures, raked Southern California for a second day. Elsewhere, crews battled...
  • San Diego County fires: New evacuation orders made in San Marcos

    San Diego County fires: New evacuation orders made in San Marcos
    The focal point in the battle to tame raging wildfires in San Diego County shifted late Wednesday to the San Marcos area, where hundreds of new mandatory evacuation orders were issued and firefighters were  making a stand to protect hillside homes...
  • L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up

    L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up
    A 10,000-gallon crude-oil spill in Atwater Village early Thursday was expected to take 24 hours to fully clean up, officials said. Firefighters responding to the spill shortly after 1 a.m. in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road were able to hem...
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • 'Extreme odor' warning issued after Atwater Village crude-oil spill

    'Extreme odor' warning issued after Atwater Village crude-oil spill
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday issued an "extreme odor" advisory for Atwater Village after a 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. People living or working in the area could experience “mild,...
  • Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil

    Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil
    A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said. The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet...
  • Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

    Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days
    Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said. Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...