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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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Seattle explosion levels buildings, injures firefighters

Seattle explosion levels buildings, injures firefighters

SEATTLE (AP) — A natural gas explosion rocked a Seattle neighborhood early Wednesday, sending nine firefighters to the hospital and reducing businesses to rubble. Crews were responding to reports of a natural gas leak when the explosion happened along the main thoroughfare of the city’s Greenwood neighborhood, just north of downtown, Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Corey Orvold said. As the ...

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Williston Fire Department needs more space

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Most of the Williston Fire Department consists of volunteers. It employs four chiefs, only one of whom works full-time. As a result of the recent oil boom, the Williston Fire Department now covers an area the size of the state’s capitol city. Williston’s extreme population influx has caused a lot of strain on the small ...

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Heitkamp town hall meeting in Fargo focuses on oilfield worries

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By: Emily Welker FARGO – During Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s town hall meeting at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School here Wednesday, more than a little of the focus was on western North Dakota. Ron Guggisberg, a member of the state House from Fargo and a Fire Department captain, talked about development in the state’s Oil Patch and accompanying concerns with railroad safety. ...

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