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New Jersey man turns his pool cleaning into oil spill misfortune

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Washington Township authorities are patching together the story behind a 1,000 gallon oil spill. This mishap was not the consequence of an old pipeline rupturing or a well site gone ignored, but rather was the outcome of a negligent resident cleaning out his pool. The New ...

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Ex-BP executive can be charged with obstructing Congress: U.S. court

Jonathan Stempel | Reuters (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court has reinstated a criminal charge of obstruction of Congress against a former BP Plc executive accused of downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday said a lower court judge misinterpreted the obstruction statute ...

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100 gallons of oil spilled from rail car at Port of Albany

 Jordan Carleo-Evangelist | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) ALBANY — An estimated 100 gallons of oil that spilled from a rail car at a transfer facility at the Port of Albany Sunday posed no danger to nearby residents or the environment, a port official said. But county officials, who have imposed a moratorium on the growth of the oil infrastructure at ...

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Oil spill from fuel tank alters Fargo water


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Moorhead Public Service announced yesterday that the water supply was switched from Red River water to the Buffalo Aquifer water following an oil spill from a punctured fuel tank in a truck. The spill was less than 100 gallons. Erik Burgess of the Fargo Forum reports: “Fargo was already bringing in about 85 percent ...

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UM study finds oil from BP spill impedes fish’s swimming

BY JENNY STALETOVICH | Miami Herald In a lab on Virginia Key, a group of baby fish are being put through their paces on a tiny fish treadmill. The inch-long mahi-mahi, being used as part of a study to assess damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that spread crude across the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days in ...

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Mechanical failures blamed for two North Dakota spills

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BISMARCK, N.D. (A.P) — The North Dakota Health Department says mechanical failures are to blame for two separate spills in the state’s oil patch. Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman says about 2,000 gallons of oily water leaked from a flow line on Monday near Marmarth, in southwest North Dakota. Rockeman says the line is owned by Denbury Onshore. He says ...

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Bobby Jindal agrees to $1 billion earmark of BP oil spill money

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BATON ROUGE – Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to pour $1 billion in BP oil spill recovery money into Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund and an elderly trust fund that was drained to plug budget gaps. The governor’s office announced Friday that Jindal signed the bill that contains the oil spill money plan, along with other short-term maneuvers to keep next year’s budget balanced. Louisiana ...

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New trial ordered for ex-BP engineer


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval threw out Kurt Mix’s obstruction-of-justice conviction, saying that remarks a jury forewoman overheard outside of the courtroom influenced the verdict. Prosecutors said Mix, of ...

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Fort Detrick, Maryland works to clean 19-year-old oil spill

By Sylvia Carignan |  The Frederick News-Post (Frederick, Md.) An underground oil spill that contaminated groundwater at Fort Detrick may not be completely cleaned up until a decades-old boiler plant is demolished. The oil leaked from underground storage tanks that fueled the boiler plant. The boiler plant and tanks were installed in the 1950s, according to Fort Detrick environmental restoration ...

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