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Spill revelation raises questions about North Dakota system

Aug. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Health Department's acknowledgment this week that a 2015 pipeline leak of liquid natural gas is hundreds of thousands of gallons larger than reported raises questions about how many other spills and leaks are underreported — and state officials were not...

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

Aug. 21, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn't immediately...

Putin says mysterious explosion posed no radiation threat

Aug. 21, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn't posed any radiation threat, but he remained coy about the circumstances of the mysterious incident. Speaking after talks in Helsinki with Finnish...

Firefighters battle large blaze at recycling plant

Aug. 21, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters are continuing to tamp down a large overnight fire at a waste recycling plant in North Andover. The fire at the RecyclingWorks Massachusetts facility started around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and burned through the night with thick, heavy smoke seen for miles. Fire officials...

Coast Guard: 800-to-1000-gallon oil spill to be burned

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard plans to burn off oil that spilled last week in a marsh about 42 miles (more than 65 kilometers) south-southeast of New Orleans. A news release said the burn will take place Wednesday if weather allows, or otherwise Thursday. About 800 to 1,000 gallons (3,000 to 3,800...

Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data

Aug. 20, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday, while an American expert said the fact that more than one Russian site went offline at the same...

Carbon dioxide tank explodes at wedding, injuring 3

Aug. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a carbon dioxide tank being used by a disc jockey at a New Jersey wedding exploded, injuring three people on the dance floor. NorthJersey.com reports that Garfield police say the tank exploded shortly after 11 p.m. Friday at the Venetian. Deputy Chief Ron Polonkay said...

Coast Guard reports oil spill in southern Louisiana

Aug. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil spill has been spotted near an estimated 200-foot (61-meter) by 600-foot (183-meter) area of marshland near Plaquemines Parish in southern Louisiana. In a news release, the Coast Guard said late Thursday that OMI Environmental Solutions has put out about 300 feet (91 meters) of...

Tank overflow blamed for oil, wastewater spill

Aug. 16, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says crude oil and wastewater overflowed from a tank in near Williston, impacting an unknown amount of pastureland. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the tank is on a well pad owned and operated by Kraken Operating LLC. He says the...

Michigan manufacturing facility fined after death of worker

Aug. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit manufacturing facility has been fined after the death of an employee who fell into vat of sulfuric acid. The Detroit News reports Wednesday the $32,500 fine was issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which completed an investigation...