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17 April 2017

Weld County oil and gas spill report for April 17 - Greeley Tribune


Weld County oil and gas spill report for April 17
Greeley Tribune
The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of ...

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16 April 2017

Cleanup underway of gear oil spill on Kootenay Lake, BC - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Cleanup underway of gear oil spill on Kootenay Lake, BC
CBC.ca
A cleanup is underway after the main car ferry that crosses Kootenay Lake, B.C., leaked about 400 litres of gear oil into the lake Saturday morning. Western Pacific Marine, the company that operates the ferry, has hired a contractor to clean the spill ...
Kootenay Lake spill warningCastanet.net
Ferry oil leaks into Kootenay LakeNelson Star
Interior Health cautions public after fuel spill next to the Balfour Ferry terminalThe Nelson Daily

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16 April 2017

BP oil well in Alaska spills out of control - MarketWatch


Washington Post

BP oil well in Alaska spills out of control
MarketWatch
The London-based energy company said it couldn't quantify how much oil has spilled in the area, because it was still too dangerous for workers to approach the well. Attempts to stop the leak have failed so far. BP and state and federal authorities ...
Oil spill reported in Alaska, volume unknownABC News
BP trying to get leaking oil well under control on Alaska's North ...Washington Post

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14 April 2017

Oil spill reported in Alaska, volume unknown - ABC News


Oil spill reported in Alaska, volume unknown
ABC News
BP Exploration Alaska Inc. told state regulators Friday that oil is spraying from a well onto a pad and possibly onto the snow-covered tundra. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says the spill is ongoing and the volume is unknown.

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14 April 2017

Residents file class action lawsuit over 2015 Highland oil spill - Madison County Record


Madison County Record

Residents file class action lawsuit over 2015 Highland oil spill
Madison County Record
An Illinois trio has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court against a Plains All American Pipeline for a 2015 oil spill that contaminated land near HIghalnd Ill. Kevin Nodine, Cheryl Morr and David Medlock filed the lawsuit on Feb. 15 in U ...

14 April 2017

Remembering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; seven years later - WPMI Local 15 News


WPMI Local 15 News

Remembering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; seven years later
WPMI Local 15 News
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill was responsible for 11 deaths and leaking 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf from Florida to Texas. We are still witnessing the environmental impacts that this spill had on our waters seven years later. To ...

14 April 2017

$87M each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation – New Orleans ... - New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)


$87M each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation – New Orleans ...
New Orleans CityBusiness (blog)
A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in.

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14 April 2017

Oil spill shuts down a portion of Upstate highway - WYFF.com - WYFF Greenville


WSPA.com

Oil spill shuts down a portion of Upstate highway - WYFF.com
WYFF Greenville
A section of Highway 88 in Anderson County is closed Thursday following a large cooking oil spill.
Hwy 88 closed after large cooking oil spill in Anderson Co.WSPA.com

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13 April 2017

Cooking oil spill closes SC 88 - Anderson Independent Mail


Anderson Independent Mail

Cooking oil spill closes SC 88
Anderson Independent Mail
More than 500 gallons of cooking oil leaked onto S.C. 88 near Pendleton Thursday night, forcing Highway Patrol officials to close the road until crews could eliminate the hazard. A spokesman at the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a spill left ...

13 April 2017

Hwy 88 closed after large cooking oil spill in Anderson Co. - WSPA.com


WSPA.com

Hwy 88 closed after large cooking oil spill in Anderson Co.
WSPA.com
Highway 88 is closed due to a large oil spill, according to Anderson County dispatch. Cooking oil, that is.

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13 April 2017

Amendment gives counties say on BP oil spill spending - WEAR


WEAR

Amendment gives counties say on BP oil spill spending
WEAR
The days of the BP oil spill seem like a distant memory. Commissioner Kelly Windes captained a charter boat when it occurred. "I saw the good, the bad and the ugly of it. Puddles of oil the size of football fields and skimmers going by a big pool to ...

13 April 2017

$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation - Minneapolis Star Tribune


$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation
Minneapolis Star Tribune
NEW ORLEANS — A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work. Two Louisiana ...

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13 April 2017

BP oil spill: Two Louisiana law firms to receive $87 million each in ... - NOLA.com


NOLA.com

BP oil spill: Two Louisiana law firms to receive $87 million each in ...
NOLA.com
Nearly 90 law firms are proposed to receive fees in the complex case.

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13 April 2017

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosts multi-agency oil spill training - KYMA


KYMA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosts multi-agency oil spill training
KYMA
YUMA, Ariz. - Federal, state and local public safety entities came together Wednesday afternoon for training provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on defeating oil spills. Public safety agencies at the local level would be first on scene ...

11 April 2017

Studying a 1979 oil spill may help scientists predict long-term effects ... - PRI


PRI

Studying a 1979 oil spill may help scientists predict long-term effects ...
PRI
Ocean floor expeditions near the site of the 1979 Ixtoc oil blowout seek to find out how the ocean is recovering three decades after the disaster. Scientists hope ...

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Summer 2010 - Oil Spill vs Hurricane Claims

1. How concerned are you about working Hurricane claims in the areas impacted by the oil spill?

Concerned (52) 9%
Very Concerned (28) 5%
Extremely Concerned (33) 6%
Not worried at all, just give me the claims (446) 77%
I will not work claims in areas impacted by the oil. (18) 3%