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Articles Tagged with ''oil spill''

Gulf of Mexico oil sheens traced to Deepwater Horizon rig

July 18, 2013
Sheens of oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, repeatedly occurring since September 2012, have puzzled scientists and have caused fears that oil may once again be leaking from the sealed well.
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Research shows more than 6,000 US oil spills in 2012

July 10, 2013
An average of 16 spills occurred across the United States on a daily basis, marking a 17 percent increase since 2010 in the 12 states for which data was compared.
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Nanomaterial shows promise for oil spill cleanups

May 7, 2013
A team of scientists from Australia and France have developed a new method for removing organic pollutants from water that could dramatically shorten the time needed to tackle oil spills.
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ExxonMobil faces $1.7 million fine for Yellowstone River oil spill

March 27, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing a $1.7 million fine for ExxonMobil as a result of the July 2011 crude oil pipeline failure in the Yellowstone River.
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Kansas refinery fined more than $2 million for oil spill

February 19, 2013
Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay a $556,244 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its facility in Coffeyville, Kan., and $1.7 million for reimbursement of federal response costs.
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Canada not ready to deal with offshore leaks, report finds

February 8, 2013
Canadian authorities are not ready to deal with the consequences of a potential offshore oil leak, according to a new report released by the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development.
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Deepwater Horizon rig operator fined $1.4 billion

January 7, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that drilling rig operator Transocean Deepwater, whose floating Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in 2010, has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act.
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