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Coast Guard works to remove sunken ships from Columbia River

Sep. 24, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two ships that have been abandoned in the Columbia river for years are being removed and the U.S. Coast Guard is working with state agencies to clean up the fuel and oil that leaked from the vessels. The ships — a Navy tug called the Sakarissa and a Coast...

Judge approves $230M settlement in California oil spill case

Sep. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a $230 million lawsuit settlement by the owners of a pipeline that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off California in 2015, lawyers announced Thursday. A federal judge in Los Angeles gave final approval on Tuesday...

Fire in Argentina refinery kills three

Sep. 22, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in southwestern Argentina killed at least three people early Thursday, according to local authorities. Firefighters worked throughout the morning to extinguish the blaze that started at a storage tank at the New American Oil...

With Ukraine nuke plant in peril, UN tries to broker safety

Sep. 21, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday he met with Ukraine's and Russia's foreign ministers in a bid to establish a safety and security zone around a nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine that is Europe's largest. The Zaporizhzhia power plant has faced...

Charity urges donor support to avert oil spill off Yemen

Sep. 21, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international charity on Wednesday urged global donors to pay up on pledges to remove oil from a long-stranded and rusting supertanker off Yemen to avert an explosion or leak that could wreak environmental and economic disaster. The call by Save the Children has...

Ohio oil refinery fire kills 2 people; plant shut down

Sep. 21, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in Ohio killed two people and the facility was shut down Wednesday, officials said. The fire started Tuesday night at BP's Husky Toledo Refinery, BP spokesperson Megan Baldino said in a statement. There was no word on how it started or...

Oil leak from ship off Gibraltar affects fishing, beaches

Sep. 21, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Teams are working to mitigate the impact of a new oil leak from a partly sunken cargo ship in Gibraltar that has affected fishing and bathing in both the British territory and in a town in nearby Spain, officials said Wednesday. The Gibraltar Port authority said the...

Nuclear plant leak pressures German govt to decide extension

Sep. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of one of Germany's three remaining nuclear power stations said Monday that it has detected a leak that will require the plant to shut down for several days of maintenance next month if it is to keep going beyond the end of the year. The announcement by...

Steelworker dies after industrial accident at Indiana mill

Sep. 19, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A steelworker who was injured last week in an industrial accident at a northwest Indiana steel mill has died at a Chicago hospital, officials said. Michael Osika, 44, of Schererville died Saturday after being injured Thursday at the Cleveland-Cliffs...

Strong quake kills 1, knocks house, derails train in Taiwan

Sep. 19, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. One person died and nine...