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Grounded Ship Leaks 80 Tons Of Oil Near UNESCO World Heritage Site

Published: 
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 2:18pm

An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday.

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The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill: An environmental 'shot heard around the world'

Published: 
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:00pm

A blowout off the coast of Santa Barbara 50 years ago not only galvanized the community and state but led to a wave of environmental laws nationwide.

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Leaking pipe spills crude oil at Torrance Refinery

Published: 
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:29pm

Nearly 1,900 gallons of crude oil leaked from a ruptured pipe over the weekend at the Torrance Refinery, though none of it left the site, fire department officials said Monday, Oct. 8.

The leak of 44 barrels of oil was discovered about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Treskes, who was also the platoon commander on the incident. The oil seeped through a one-inch crack in an eight-inch diameter pipe, Treskes said. It’s unknown how long it took for the leak to be discovered, but a temporary clamp was attached to the pipe to stop it.

“It was leaking into a concrete containment area so it didn’t leave the site,” Treskes said. “We were able to get a vacuum truck to vacuum up the material and dispose of it.”

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Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

Published: 
Thu, 11/16/2017 (All day)

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday.

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Ventura oil spill misses the ocean, but damage on land is unclear

Published: 
Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day)

Before the sun rose Thursday, Kirk Atwater’s wakeup call was a noxious breeze that filled his bedroom with fumes.