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Crash Sends Dish Soap Spilling on Pennsylvania Turnpike

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. — A crash involving a tractor-trailer has sent jugs of dish soap spilling out onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike, shutting down a portion of the highway. The accident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes between …

Over 460 Cars Damaged in Pennsylvania Turnpike Spill

Authorities say 464 motorists have reported damage from last week’s 40-mile driveway-sealant spill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. A leaking valve on a tanker spread the gooey substance over the eastbound lanes of the turnpike in western Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review …

Brazil Official: Chevron Unprepared for Leak

U.S.-based Chevron Corp. was not prepared for the offshore oil leak at one of its wells, the head of environmental affairs for Brazil’s federal police said Saturday. Fabio Scliar said Chevron personnel at the well told his investigators that they …

BP Told It Can’t Use Transocean Insurance for Gulf Spill

A federal judge rejected BP Plc’s bid to use insurance coverage from Transocean Ltd to cover costs stemming from last year’s record oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tuesday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans …

U.S. States May Seek Punitive Damages in BP Spill

A federal judge Monday said Alabama and Louisiana may seek punitive damages from companies including BP Plc for damages arising from last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The decision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier …

Brazil Investigates Oil Spill

Brazil’s president has ordered a full investigation into an oil spill near an offshore field operated by oil giant Chevron Corp. Dilma Rousseff said in a statement that she wants a “rigorous investigation” to determine responsibility for the spill near …

Coast Guard OKs Winding Down BP Spill Cleanup

BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that washes up on the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes from the company’s well that blew out in 2010, causing the worst offshore spill in U.S. history, …

BP Wants U.S. Probes Barred from Oil Spill Suits

The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them. Billions of dollars …

Exxon Mobil Expects Montana Spill to Cost $135M

Exxon Mobil said it expects that its response to a July oil spill into the Yellowstone River in Montana will cost about $135 million, the company said Friday. Exxon Mobil said it has reached compensation agreements with over 95 percent …

Bus Fuel Spill Sickens Northern Calif. Students

Authorities say a fuel leak on a bus carrying dozens of Northern California high school students sickened or injured at least 11 youths who were taken to hospitals complaining of skin irritation and difficulty breathing. California Highway Patrol Officer Alex …