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Oil and Chemical Spills

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  • Mississippi River closed for 65 miles after oil spill

    Mississippi River closed for 65 miles after oil spill
    NEW ORLEANS — A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans,...
  • Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest

    Toxins released by oil spills send fish hearts into cardiac arrest
    Scientists have cracked a cellular biology mystery underlying a harmful effect oil spills have on fish: irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest. In studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bluefin tuna spawning in the...
  • More gunk spills in West Virginia, turning creek black

    More gunk spills in West Virginia, turning creek black
    State officials in West Virginia were trying Tuesday to contain a coal slurry spill into a creek in the same general area where a toxic chemical spill last month tainted drinking water for 300,000 people in and around the state capital of Charleston....
  • Former BP engineer convicted on obstruction charge in oil spill case

    Former BP engineer convicted on obstruction charge in oil spill case
    NEW ORLEANS -- A former BP drilling engineer has been convicted of one charge that he deleted text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal probe of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A federal jury acquitted him of a...
  • Former BP engineer convicted of obstructing probe of gulf oil spill

    Former BP engineer convicted of obstructing probe of gulf oil spill
    A former engineer for BP was convicted of obstructing an investigation of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the first criminal trial to come from the environmental disaster. Kurt Mix, a drilling engineer who formerly worked for the oil...
  • North Dakota pipeline spill raises questions amid state's oil boom

    North Dakota pipeline spill raises questions amid state's oil boom
    WASHINGTON — About sundown one Sunday in September, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen noticed that his combine was running over wet, squishy earth in a wheat field he was harvesting. When he took a closer look, he saw that oil had coated the...
  • Calculate BP's gulf oil spill damage broadly, report says

    Calculate BP's gulf oil spill damage broadly, report says
    The federal damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should take into account the broader economic and social impacts of the 2010 blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council. The...
  • Russian who urged Arctic conservation is unbowed after Putin's insult

    Russian who urged Arctic conservation is unbowed after Putin's insult
    MOSCOW — Political science professor Sergei Medvedev, a longtime lover and explorer of the Arctic, drew the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin when he recently called for international protection of the icy northern region in the face of...
  • A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley

    A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley
    NEW IBERIA, La. — The police asked the right question. "Can you think of anyone who would want to do you harm?" investigators asked Wilma Subra, trying to understand who might have fired a gun at the diminutive grandmother. Enemies? Subra...
  • Ex-Halliburton manager charged with deleting data in gulf spill probe

    Ex-Halliburton manager charged with deleting data in gulf spill probe
    NEW ORLEANS — A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a case that coincides with a guilty plea to a related charge by the Houston-based oilfield services...
  • Halliburton reports record revenue amid natural gas-to-oil shift

    Halliburton reports record revenue amid natural gas-to-oil shift
    Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead. The Houston firm’s revenue in...