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Oil spill caused by contractor working on island restoration

oil, saltwater spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil spill found in south Louisiana this week was caused by a contractor working on an environmental restoration project funded after the larger BP oil spill. The Coast Guard learned Monday that roughly 5,300 gallons of crude oil had leaked into Bay Long, part of Barataria Bay. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2cosNe9 ) an excavating marsh ...

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8,400 gallons of oil-saltwater mixture spills near Mohall

saltwater and oil spill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A damaged injection line has caused a spill of about 8,400 gallons of a mixture of saltwater and oil in Bottineau County. The North Dakota Department of Health says the spill happened Wednesday about 3 1/2 miles north of Mohall. A representative of Texas-based Enduro Operating LLC, which operates the line, wasn’t immediately available to comment. ...

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Coast Guard: Well leaks up to 4,200 gallons of oil

oil spill, Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says an oil well leaked up to 4,200 gallons of crude oil near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the spill on Tuesday came from a well owned by the Texas Petroleum Investment Co. The spill is close to Main Pass, which is in the area where the Mississippi ...

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Truck spills about 5K gallons of oil, saltwater mixture

saltwater and oil spill

HALLIDAY, N.D. (AP) — A truck that rolled over in Dunn County spilled more than 5,000 gallons of a mixture of oil and saltwater over the weekend. The North Dakota Department of Health says the incident happened Saturday about seven miles north of Halliday. The department says the truck spilled about 5,040 gallons of produced water and about one-fourth of ...

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Over 10K gallons of oil, produced water spill near Keene

oil and water

KEENE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say more than 10,000 gallons of a mixture of oil and produced water have spilled at a well site in McKenzie County. The state’s Oil and Gas Division says the incident happened Tuesday at a site about 10 miles southeast of Keene. Officials say the incident was caused by a “piping connection leak.” The ...

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About 840 gallons of oil, water mix winds up in Sully Creek

oil and water

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says about 840 gallons of an oil and water mixture spilled off a well pad in Billings County and into Sully Creek. The spill happened Monday at a site about four miles west of Fryburg. The well is operated by Hess Bakken Investments II. The company estimates that 8,400 gallons ...

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Sheen in Lake Ontario identified as oil from nuclear plant

nuclear, energy plan New York

SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) — A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a sheen on Lake Ontario has been traced to a small oil spill from the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant. The U.S. Coast Guard responded Sunday to a report of a sheen near the plant in Scriba, about 40 miles north of Syracuse. Neil Sheehan of the NRC tells ...

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High-stakes battle over oil terminal unfolds in Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Two companies proposing to build what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Washington see it as an opportunity to link domestic crude oil from the Midwest to a West Coast port. Critics, however, see an environmental and safety catastrophe waiting to happen, especially after a train carrying volatile Bakken crude ...

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Crude oil leaks from pipeline in Ventura County

Crude spill California

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities are responding to a report of crude oil leaking from a pipeline in Ventura County. The Ventura County Star newspaper (http://bit.ly/28RlRIA) reported that county and Ventura city firefighters responded to the scene just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday.   Southern California authorities have revised the estimated size of a crude oil pipeline spill down ...

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Union Pacific to resume oil trains in Columbia River Gorge

derailment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Heavy-duty trains with thousands of gallons of crude oil in tow will begin rolling through the scenic Columbia River Gorge this week for the first time since a fiery derailment in early June. Union Pacific on Wednesday announced plans to resume operations at some point this week. The June 3 derailment of one of its trains ...

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