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Oil spill linked to high levels of arsenic in groundwater

The natural breakdown of petroleum underground can lead to elevated levels of arsenic in groundwater, a long-term study has shown.
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Yellow Stone River oil spill contaminates water supplies

Residents of the eastern Montana city of Glendive have been advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking after an oil pipeline burst at the weekend, sending crude oil into the Yellowstone River.
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Private landowners get more help to restore ecosystem from Deepwater Horizon spill

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010 had a significant impact on the wildlife and habitat in the Gulf of Mexico region and the full extent of the harm caused by the accident may not be known for many years.
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Exxon Mobil's pipeline arm agrees to $1.4 million penalty for crude oil spill

The pipeline company of Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged crude oil spill in Louisiana.
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Drinking water safe after fuel oil spill in Ohio River

Power company Duke Energy reported that the incident occurred during a routine transfer of fuel oil at its W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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Canadian pipeline operators to assume liability for oil spill damage under new rules

Canada is toughening its rules concerning pipeline safety and response to spill damages, transferring the responsibility for oil spills to pipeline companies and making them liable for all costs associated with accidents.
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Oil, gas spills increase in 2013

More than 7,600 oil spills and leaks were recorded in 2013 in the top 15 states for onshore oil and gas activities.
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New York State urges EPA to review oil spill contingency plans

The need for an improved contingency plan is pressing, as more crude is being shipped from the Bakken shale through New York to refineries in the south, according to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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