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Galveston Bay oil spill threatens bird migration

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Crews armed with infrared cameras planned to work through the night after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching. Booms were brought ...

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N.D. Health Department doubles initial estimate of oil spill in McKenzie County

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Forum News Service ALEXANDER — The North Dakota Department of Health has doubled the initial estimate of an oil spill Thursday in McKenzie County, now saying that 800 barrels leaked from an above-ground section of pipeline because of a gasket failure. The spill occurred Thursday about six miles northeast of Alexander at a facility owned by Hiland Crude LLC, said ...

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EPA to inspect oil spill


By Lauren Donovan The federal Environmental Protection Agency will inspect the site of an oil spill into the Missouri and Yellowstone river confluence area near Williston today. The Denver-based EPA onsite emergency response coordinator will look at how the 33-barrel spill, equivalent to 1,400 gallons, has affected the waters and possibly land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ...

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Oil, saltwater leak in Bowman County

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By Nick Smith A leak of hundreds of barrels of oil and saltwater that was reported last Friday at a tank battery in the southwest corner of the state was contained on-site. The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources issued a release stating that approximately 340 barrels of oil and 220 barrels of saltwater were released at a tank battery in ...

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Oil company may face sanctions

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP)  — A Colorado oil company probably will be sanctioned for not heeding a warning to properly secure a North Dakota well that was swamped by floodwaters and spilled oil near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, a state health official said Monday. Environmental geologist Kris Roberts said potential fines or other actions were “likely” against ...

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Oil spills into Missouri River in North Dakota


By REGINA GARCIA CANO (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As many as 33 barrels of oil have been contained after spilling from a well into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in northwest North Dakota, the state’s Department of Health said Saturday. Ice jams in the rivers resulting from warmer weather have caused the waters to ...

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Oil spill workshop gets live example of response process

Spill Cleanup

An oil spill Saturday morning at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes happened at an opportune time for participants in an oil spill response workshop. While representatives from federal, state and local response agencies were teaching the day’s students about oil spills and responses, several of them answered phone calls about the active spill. An oil sheen was also ...

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BP regains ability to do work for government

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil company behind the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history can once again perform work for the federal government. Under an agreement reached Thursday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than two dozen BP entities and its Houston-based oil production and exploration arm can secure new government contracts. The company had been suspended from ...

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