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Nova Scotia Power blames Tuft’s Cove oil spill on corroded pipe

Just over four months after a pipe leaked about 24,000 litres of oil at the Nova Scotia Power Plant in Tuft’s Cove, the utility says cleanup is complete. “Environment Canada and Nova Scotia Environment have both been on site to inspect the area,” said Nova Scotia Power spokesperson, Tiffany Chase. According to Nova Scotia Power,…
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Crews work to contain oil spill on Charles River in Waltham

An oil spill in the Charles River in Waltham detected late Wednesday afternoon drew a large emergency response, including a hazmat team and state environmental investigators, authorities said. Waltham police and firefighters responded shortly after 4:30 p.m. to a report of a strong odor of diesel coming from the area of 130 River St. behind…
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How Texas Is Using BP Oil Spill Money

Four Gulf States, including Texas, recently received another $280 million in restoration grants from the BP oil spill of 2010. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation says Texas is getting $19 million dollars, including $6 million to protect about 575 acres of coastal habitat. Over five years, the foundation is getting $2.5 billion for restoration projects. The money…
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Coleman Oil expected to pay more than $1 million in fines

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined Coleman Oil of Lewiston $189,000 for an oil spill at its Wenatchee facility, and total fines and damages related to the incident are expected to reach more than $1 million. According to a news release from the agency, a corroded underground pipe at the company’s Wenatchee bulk oil…
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