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Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless...

Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Sep. 09, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday that a growing number of oiled...

North Dakota officials: Well spill due to equipment failure

Sep. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

KEENE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are investigating a spill that released nearly 48,000 gallons of produced water and more than 1,000 gallons of oil. The state Oil and Gas Division said the incident happened Wednesday at a Slawson Exploration well about 14...

30K gallons of diesel fuel spills at NRG plant in Millsboro

Sep. 09, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — About 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled at NRG Energy’s power plant on the Indian River near Millsboro, company and state officials said. The spill was discovered Wednesday morning, news outlets report. A pressurized hose detached and...

After Ida oil spill, divers put containment dome on pipeline

Sep. 08, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company overseeing the response to a large oil spill spurred by Hurricane Ida said Tuesday that a containment dome has been placed over a broken undersea pipeline, stemming the flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Talos Energy said in a...

Divers identify broken pipeline as source of Gulf oil spill

Sep. 05, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divers at the site of an ongoing oil spill that appeared in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida have identified the apparent source as one-foot diameter pipeline displaced from a trench on the ocean floor and broken open. Talos Energy, the...

Cleanup boats on scene of large Gulf oil spill following Ida

Sep. 04, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday that cleanup crews are responding to a sizable oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida. The spill, which is ongoing, appears to be coming from a source underwater at an offshore drilling lease about...

Feds responding to reports of oil, chemical spills after Ida

Sep. 02, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal and state agencies say they are responding to reports of oil and chemical spills resulting from Hurricane Ida following the publication of aerial photos by The Associated Press. Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Nick Conger said...

Photos show black slick in water near Gulf oil rig after Ida

Sep. 01, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Photos show what appears to be a miles-long oil slick near an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida, according to aerial survey imagery released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and reviewed by The Associated Press....

Maine beach to remain closed amid oil spill cleanup

Aug. 27, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A popular Maine beach will remain closed on Friday due to cleanup efforts following an oil spill. The oil spill reached South Portland's storm water drainage system and discharged into the water at Willard Beach on Tuesday afternoon, the...