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  • Hundreds evacuate small Washington town after industrial explosion

    Hundreds of people were being evacuated from Plymouth, Wash.,  a small town in southern Washington after an explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing facility left at least four people injured, according to the local sheriff.
  • Natural gas firm downplays threat to Washington town after explosion

    The owner of a natural gas facility downplayed the danger to residents after an explosion at the facility injured four people and forced the evacuation of a small town in southern Washington on Monday morning. The processing facility is owned by...

    BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan

    BP more than doubles estimate of oil spill in Lake Michigan
    BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs. On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...

    North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy for crack in earthen dam

    North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy for crack in earthen dam
    MONCURE, N.C. -- Regulators in North Carolina cited Duke Energy on Friday for a crack in an earthen dam holding back coal ash slurry at a retired coal-burning plant, where the utility was cited March 20 for illegally dumping coal ash waste into the Cape...

    Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill

    Environmentalists wary about harm to birds from Texas oil spill
    Less than a week after an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel, environmentalists say there has been limited damage to nearby bird sanctuaries, but it is to soon to know whether there will be long-term problems to wildlife.  More than 200 birds have...