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Peru bans Repsol execs from leaving country after oil spill

Jan. 28, 2022 20:53 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Friday banned Repsol's Peru director and three other executives from leaving the country for 18 months while the government investigates an oil spill at a refinery run by the Spain-based company. Peru authorities are investigating Repsol...

Thailand oil slick expected to hit coast, national park

Jan. 28, 2022 06:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An oil slick off the coast of Thailand continued to expand Friday and was approaching beaches on the east coast, home to fragile coral and seagrass, officials said. The oil leak from an undersea hose at an offshore mooring point used to load tankers was stopped...

Group warns of potential catastrophe on old tanker off Yemen

Jan. 27, 2022 10:40 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading environmental group warned Thursday of a potential major oil leak or explosion on an aging oil tanker moored off of Yemen's Red Sea coast. The neglected vessel is loaded with more than a million barrels of crude oil. Greenpeace released a report listing the...

Thailand deploys more assets as oil slick threatens beaches

Jan. 27, 2022 07:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An aircraft from a company specializing in recoveries from oil spills arrived Thursday from Malaysia to join an urgent effort to clean up an oil slick before it could hit beaches in eastern Thailand, officials said. The C-130 joined other planes, ships and a...

6 cancer patients sue utility over Fukushima radiation

Jan. 27, 2022 07:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Six people who were children living in Fukushima at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster and have since developed thyroid cancer filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding a utility pay compensation for their illnesses, which they say were triggered by massive radiation. The...

Ukrainian serviceman kills 4 fellow soldiers, 1 civilian

Jan. 27, 2022 06:57 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A member of Ukraine's National Guard on Thursday opened fire on his fellow soldiers, killing five people and wounding five more, Ukraine's Interior Ministry said. The serviceman was detained by police but his motives remain unclear. The incident occurred in...

6 injured in explosion at Louisiana chemical plant

Jan. 26, 2022 14:27 PM EST

WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — An explosion Wednesday at a southwest Louisiana chemical plant has left at least six people with minor injuries. The explosion occurred at an empty ethylene dichloride storage tank shortly before 11 a.m., a spokesperson for Westlake Chemical South told news...

Suit: Agencies fail to protect marine species from oil

Jan. 26, 2022 13:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation group says in a lawsuit that the U.S. government failed to protect endangered whales and other animals by underestimating the potential for an oil spill like a recent crude pipeline leak off California's coast. The Center for Biological Diversity...

Offshore oil spill threatens beaches in eastern Thailand

Jan. 26, 2022 05:01 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s navy was helping Wednesday to clean up a spill of as much as 128 tons (160,000 liters) of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand. The spill is near an industrial area but some of the oil could hit area beaches by Friday if it’s...

Kuwait death toll raised to 4 in oil refinery fire

Jan. 26, 2022 03:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement Wednesday. The fire, which erupted Jan. 14...