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Russia’s Rusal Seeks Management Changes At Nornickel After Fuel Spill

Russian aluminum giant Rusal has asked the board of Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) , in which it has a major stake, to change its management and overhaul its environmental policies after a fuel spill in Siberia. Russia’s environmental watchdog demanded Nornickel …

Russian Watchdog Seeks $2B in Damages From Nornickel Over Arctic Fuel Spill

Russia’s environmental watchdog has asked a power subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel to pay almost 148 billion roubles ($2 billion) in damages over an Arctic fuel spill in Siberia. Rosprirodnadzor said in a statement on Monday that it …

Nornickel Draws Up Permafrost Monitoring Plan After Arctic Fuel Spill

MOSCOW, July 2 — Russia’s Norilsk Nickel , a major global nickel and palladium producer, has prepared a long-term program to monitor permafrost and remedy environmental damage after an Arctic fuel spill in its home city, it said on Thursday. …

Wisconsin Train Derailment That Caused $3.1M in Damage Due to Human Error

A two-train collision and derailment last July in southeastern Wisconsin was caused by human error when the rear of a freight train was unintentionally backed onto another rail line, according to reports submitted to federal transportation officials. Incident reports released …

Salvage Effort Ends on Sunken Vessel in Alaska

State environmental authorities say no additional action will be taken to recover fuel spilled from a fishing boat that sank in Slocum Bay 50 miles north of Sitka, Alaska. The Evening Star capsized and sank Aug. 2. The fishing boat …

Grounded Vessel Spills Diesel Fuel in Alaska Harbor

A towing vessel went aground on rocks near Nome’s harbor, sending up to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilling into the ocean, officials said. The boat was pulling a barge when its tow line hit the propeller and disabled it, …

Big-rig Fire Shut Down California Freeway 3 Plus Hours

A big-rig engulfed in flames shut down eastbound lanes of the Foothill Freeway, causing a morning commuter nightmare east of Los Angeles. It took road crews 31/2 hours to clear away the wreckage and clean up diesel fuel. No one …