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TransCanada says spill forces shut down of Keystone pipeline

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FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) — The Keystone pipeline will likely remain shut down for the rest of the week while officials investigate an apparent oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. Oil covered a 300-square-foot area in a farm field ditch 4 miles from a Freeman-area pump station, about 40 miles southwest of Sioux Falls. It was discovered Saturday. TransCanada hasn’t released ...

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New Mexico to roll out cleanup proposal for federal lab

New Mexico to roll out cleanup proposal for federal lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators plan to roll out a revamped proposal for governing cleanup of Cold War-era waste from one of the federal government’s premier nuclear laboratories. State Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn is scheduled to outline the changes to the consent order with Los Alamos National Laboratory during a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The presentation will kick ...

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Cargo ship leaks unknown amount of oil in LA Harbor

Cargo ship leaks unknown amount of oil in LA Harbor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cleanup efforts are under way after a large cargo ship leaked an unknown amount of oil in Los Angeles Harbor. The Coast Guard says the leak was reported Sunday evening, where an oily sheen was visible near the vessel Istra Ace. Officials didn’t immediately know Monday how much fuel entered the water. Los Angeles Fire Department ...

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Cleanup continues from North Texas derailment during storms

CORSICANA, Texas — Cleanup crews are dumping gravel to firm up an area near two overturned locomotives that derailed during North Texas flooding. A Union Pacific spokesman said Tuesday that crews are working to rebuild track washed away during storms north of Corsicana. Two crewmembers swam to safety after much of the 64-car train derailed early Saturday during storms that ...

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WIPP cleanup costs another $113 million

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Congress has been asked to add funds to help clean up the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad. Senator Tom Udall and Senator Martin Heinrich sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate panel in charge of finalizing federal energy spending bills requesting an additional $113 million for cleaning up the WIPP. The WIPP has been closed since ...

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Feds to unveil cleanup plan for nuke waste dump

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After nearly eight months, the U.S. Department of Energy has formalized a plan for cleaning up the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico. The department is scheduled to release details of the plan Tuesday afternoon. It will outline what needs to be done to decontaminate the underground facility so operations can resume. ...

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BP oil-spill money appears closer to fruition

Kevin Wadlow | Florida Keys Keynoter New rules defining how to use money from a portion of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil-spill fines could revive grant efforts in the Florida Keys. The U.S. Treasury this week published in the Federal Register an interim final rule that sets more specifics that govern expenditures covering a third of RESTORE Act money. “With ...

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Cleanup workers after BP may be denied medical claims

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media A dispute over the exact meaning of select parts of BP’s settlement terms following the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 could change who will receive checks for medical claims after helping with the cleanup. Thousands who aided in cleanup efforts in the Gulf could be denied claims checks valued up to $60,700, all because ...

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