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Crude oil continues to wash ashore along the Gulf of Mexico coast a year after BP Plc (BP/) stopped the flow from its damaged Macondo well, which caused the worst U.S. offshore spill, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. About 491 miles (790 kilometers) of coastline in Louisian...
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  On July 6th EPA issued ExxonMobil an administrative order instructing them to provide information on the circumstances of the spill, conduct appropriate recovery and remediation actions, and perform ongoing environmental sampling. The order also requires ExxonMobil to provide a work pla...
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LAUREL, Mont. — Hundreds of barrels of crude oil spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River after an ExxonMobil pipeline beneath the riverbed ruptured, sending a plume 25 miles downstream and forcing temporary evacuations, officials said. The break near Billings in south-central Montana fouled the ...
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Ruling in favor of Transocean and BP, a federal judge on Thursday dismissed third-party environmental claims in a giant pleading bundle in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation, saying the fact that the oil flow has stopped makes those lawsuits irrelevant.      "Th...
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  Malfunctioning equipment at an oil well site leaked thousands of gallons of oil into a creek south of Rawlins, federal regulators said Monday, although they weren’t sure of the exact total. The spill into Emigrant Creek, where cleanup operations are under way, totaled between 1,000 and 10,0...
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MOBILE, AL (WEAR/CNN) - Marine researchers say the BP oil spill may have played an indirect role in the unusual number of dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. The researchers said the dispersants used to clean the oil may have disrupted their food chain. "I used to say I had the best job in the wo...
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After millions of gallons of oil spilled and billions of dollars spent, Mark Cohen figures the United States is ready to handle a spill like the deepwater blowout that fouled the Gulf of Mexico a year ago. But it's probably not prepared for the one that happened in 1979. Ixtoc was a nine-month spi...
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More than 800,000 gallons of oil have been released into a creek in Marshall that feeds the Kalamazoo River.Houston-based Enbridge Energy Partners said Monday that oil flowed into the Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River after a leak developed in its pipeline.Enbridge said the 30-inch pipeline tra...
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Oil Spill Cleanup Methods   The devastating oil spill in the Gulf started way back on April 20th of 2010, after the DeepWater Horizon Oil rig exploded killing 11 workers. Since then, crude oil has been pouring in to the Gulf of Mexico with estimates somewhere between 1 to 2 million gallons...
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WASHINGTON — How dead is the Gulf of Mexico? By David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post  |  July 6, 2010 It is perhaps the most important question of the BP oil spill — but scientists don’t appear close to answering it despite a historically vast effort. In the 2 1/2 months since the ...
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The 40-foot-long corrugated steel boxes, resembling oversized white shipping containers, are stacked two high and three wide atop a barge at Port Fourchon, the oil industry's hub on the Gulf of Mexico. The words "Martin Quarters" painted in black offer the only clue that they're not stuffed with car...
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