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2 Years After Georgia Shipwreck, Heavy Lifting Nearly Done

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two years after a cargo ship overturned along the Georgia coast, heavy lifting to remove most of the vessel is nearly done _ though further breakdown of the wreckage and final cleanup is expected to take …

Crews Clean Up Oil Leaking From Remains of Georgia Shipwreck

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Crews on the water and nearby beaches are cleaning up oil leaking from the remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the coast of Georgia. Responders began mopping up oil from the …

Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Has Months to Go

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Demolition of a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast reached the halfway mark Monday as a towering crane lifted the vessel’s engine room section away from the rest of the shipwreck for removal by …

Crews Remove 3rd Giant Chunk of Shipwreck Off Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Salvage crews cutting a wrecked cargo ship into giant chunks along the Georgia coast Tuesday lifted away the third big section to be severed from the vessel since demolition began four months ago. The South Korean …

‘Nothing But Problems’: Shipwreck Tear-Down Enters 5th Month

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When salvage crews began cutting apart the capsized Golden Ray, a shipwreck the size of a 70-story office building with 4,200 cars within its cargo decks, in early November they predicted the demolition could be wrapped …

150 Years of Spills: Philadelphia Refinery Cleanup Highlights Toxic Legacy of Fossil Fuels

PHILADELPHIA — Wearing blue hard hats, white hazmat suits and respirator masks, workers carted away bags of debris on a recent morning from a sprawling and now-defunct oil refinery once operated by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). Other laborers ripped asbestos …

Viewpoint: Riots Expose Serious Deficiencies in Property Insurance Policies

The riots that took place in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area during the George Floyd protests caused serious damage to many buildings. Several building owners, to their dismay, found their property insurance policies failed to properly respond to the debris removal …

Demolition Starts on Big Ship Stranded 14 Months Off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Using a heavy anchor chain like a saw, a towering crane Friday began cutting apart a cargo ship that’s been stranded on the Georgia coast since it overturned nearly 14 months ago. Demolition of the South Korean …

City, Developer Clash Over Demolition Of Collapsed Hotel

NEW ORLEANS — Plans to demolish the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed in October, remain in limbo as the city and developers disagree over how to safely bring down the structure. The hotel developer, 1031 Canal …

Minneapolis Orders Partial Demolition of Fire-Gutted Shelter

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis officials on Thursday ordered the partial demolition of a downtown homeless shelter heavily damaged by a Christmas Day fire. The city used its emergency authority to order demolition of part of the Francis Drake Hotel for safety …