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Russian Mining Giant Nornickel Fined $2 Billion for Huge Arctic Fuel Spill

MOSCOW – Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel was fined $2 billion on Friday for the damage caused by a huge fuel spill last year in the country’s worst environmental disaster in the Arctic. The leakage in May of 21,000 tonnes …

Dutch Court Orders Shell Nigeria to Pay Damages from Oil Pipeline Leaks

A Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Nigerian unit to compensate for oil spills in two villages over 13 years ago. Shell Nigeria is liable for damages from pipeline leaks in the villages of Oruma and Goi, the …

DuPont, Chemours Reach Pact Over Liability for ‘Forever Chemicals’ PFAs Pollution

The Dupont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of understanding announced …

Mauritius Oil Spill Disaster Caused by Lack of Safety Awareness, Admits Shipowner

TOKYO — Japan’s Nagashiki Shipping said on Friday [Dec. 18] the grounding of one of its large bulk carriers that caused an ecological disaster in Mauritius was due to a lack of safety awareness and a failure to follow rules …

Japanese Bulk Carrier Splits Apart as Mauritian Authorities Work to Contain Oil Spill

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken apart, authorities said on Saturday. The condition of the MV Wakashio was worsening early …

Explainer: Assessing Liabilities from Massive Mauritius Oil Spill

A Japanese bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius on July 25, spilling about 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and triggering a state of “environmental emergency.” Scientists say the spill is the country’s …

Mauritius Seeks Compensation from Owners of Cargo Vessel After Massive Oil Spill

Mauritius is seeking compensation from the owners of the cargo carrier that run aground and spilled oil off its coast, causing the island nation’s worst ever ecological disaster. More than half of about 1,000 tons of fuel that leaked from …

Oil Leak from Cargo Ship Pollutes Mauritius Beaches as Insurers Assess Liability

The oil cleanup from a leaking cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius continues while the government and insurance firms begin probing liability for the accident. The incident has befouled the white-sand beaches of the Mauritian coast …

Russia Requires Firms to Develop Financial/Insurance Contingency Plans for Oil Spills

President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring companies involved in oil production or handling other hydrocarbons to have adequate resources for a contingency plan in the case of a spill. The law makes it mandatory for companies to have …

Russia’s Nornickel Denies Allegations of Cover-Up over Arctic Oil Spill

Pressure is mounting on Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel over an Arctic oil spill that has wiped about 17% off its share price, left it with a hefty compensation bill and exposed it to accusations of covering up the full …