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Oil spill stopped from reaching tributary on Navajo Nation

Aug. 18, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — An oil spill has been stopped from reaching a tributary to the San Juan River and clean-up work continues at Standing Redrock Creek, Navajo Nation officials said Wednesday. They said the Capitol Operating Group had a release from a corroded pipeline...

Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests 1st in 75 years in Louisiana

Aug. 18, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtles have hatched in Louisiana's wilds for the first known time in more than 75 years, officials said Wednesday. “Louisiana was largely written off as a nesting spot for sea turtles decades ago, but this...

Oil barriers to rein in spread of dead fish from Oder River

Aug. 15, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials expressed mounting anger Monday at the slow flow of information from Poland as experts raced to discover what killed tens of thousands of fish in a shared border river and put up barriers used to contain oil spills in a bid to rein in the spread of fish carcasses. ...

Coast Guard responds to small oil spill near San Juan Island

Aug. 14, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a diesel spill off the west coast of Washington state's San Juan Island after a 49-foot (15-meter) fishing vessel sank with an estimated 2,600 gallons (9,854 liters) of fuel on board. A Good Samaritan rescued all five crew...

Pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel in Wyoming

Aug. 12, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that's being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons (205,000 liters) of fuel, state regulators and a company representative disclosed Friday. ...

Oil company cleaning up spill in Dunn County

Aug. 12, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil company is cleaning up a spill in Dunn County. Officials with the state Department of Environmental Quality said that Leland Oil and Gas notified state agencies of the spill from a bulk oil tank about 3.5 miles northeast of Killdeer on Monday. The...

Public health notice after oil spill in a Louisiana bay

Aug. 10, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — People should stay away from an oil spill in the Terrebonne Bay and Lake Pelto area, the Louisiana Department of Health said Wednesday. Its advisory also warned against fishing in, entering or driving vessels through areas with visible slicks or sheens. ...

Cleanup underway of oil spill in a Louisiana bay

Aug. 09, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — An oil spill cleanup is underway at a site where an oil tank platform collapsed in a Louisiana bay, the Coast Guard said. The spill of crude oil occurred at Hilcorp’s Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, according to a news release emailed late...

1st sea turtle nest found on Mississippi beach since 2018

Aug. 07, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — Beach crews have found the first sea turtle nest on the Mississippi mainland in four years. A Harrison County Sand Beach crew that was cleaning up found what appeared to be turtle tracks just east of the Pass Christian Harbor, officials said. ...

Coast Guard monitoring oil spill cleanup in Louisiana

Aug. 04, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard was monitoring an oil spill cleanup on Thursday, four days after it poured into a Louisiana swamp southwest of Baton Rouge. An estimated 4,000 gallons (15,141 liters) of oil spilled Sunday while WCC Energy Group LLC was piping oil from...