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Pipeline Spills 300,000 Gallons of Diesel Near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP)–A severely corroded pipeline ruptured and spilled more than 300,000 gallons (1.1 million liters) of diesel fuel just outside New Orleans after the operator delayed needed repairs, according to federal records. Most of the fuel drained into two …

Rough Seas Hamper Sri Lankan Divers Examining Sinking Ship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Rough seas and poor underwater visibility are hampering navy divers who are trying to detect any fuel leakage from a fire-ravaged container ship carrying chemicals that is slowly sinking off Sri Lanka’s capital, officials said …

Federal Officials Investigate Fiery Oil Train Derailment

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle near where two people were arrested last month and accused of attempting a terrorist attack on train tracks to disrupt plans …

Fire at Arkansas Hazmat Plant Prompts Evacuation

A fire at a hazardous materials recycling plant in El Dorado, Ark., has prompted an evacuation. The Tuesday fire resulted in road closures, and the Union County Sheriff’s Department also had to evacuate. The fire is at a Clean Harbors …

Former President of Texas Company Charged ‪with Environmental Violations in Employee Deaths

Texas-based Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services, LLC (PACES) and its former president, Matthew Lawrence Bowman, have been charged with conspiracy to illegally transport hazardous materials, resulting in the deaths of two employees, announced John M. Bales, U.S. Attorney for …

Officials: New Mexico Waste Site Took in Asbestos

Albuquerque, N.M., sanitation officials say a city garbage collection center inadvertently accepted materials containing asbestos in violation of department policy. KRQE reported Saturday that a worker at the Eagle Rock Convenience Center saw colleagues accepting residential waste laden with the …