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2,100 Leaking Underground Tanks Litter Indiana

The state environmental agency is in the midst of using $4 million in federal money to clean up 28 sites around Indiana with leaking underground storage tanks, although that will barely make a dent in the state’s problem. The state …

Montana Mine Work Suspended After Underground Death

Underground work has been suspended at a central Montana precious metals mine as federal safety inspectors investigate the death of a worker 1,200 feet underground. Stillwater Mining Co. spokesman John Beaudry describes Monday afternoon’s death as an isolated accident. He …

Saltwater Pipeline Bursts in Northwest North Dakota

A Texas company says an underground saltwater pipeline ruptured in northwest North Dakota and flooded about 40 acres of farmland and wetlands. Frisco-based Petro Harvester Operating Co. tells the Minot Daily News that the break in the 3-inch pipeline was …

12 Trapped in China Coal Mine Flood

An official says a flood in a coal mine in southwestern China has trapped a dozen miners underground. A staffer from the Guizhou provincial coal mine safety bureau confirmed that there had been a flood on Sunday morning at the …