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After Leak in North Dakota, Keystone Pipeline Restart Waiting on Corrective Action

Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in northeastern North …

Waste from Chinese-Owned Nickel Plant Spills into Papua New Guinea Bay

Waste from a nickel plant in Papua New Guinea owned by Metallurgical Corporation of China spilled into the adjacent Basamuk Bay over the weekend, three sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Locals noticed red discharge clouding parts of the bay that …

Officials: 2015 North Dakota Liquid Gas Spill Much Bigger Than Reported

A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said. Oklahoma-based …

France Works to Contain Fuel Spill After Italian Container Ship Sinks

French authorities are working to contain a fuel spill off the Atlantic Coast after an Italian container ship sank following a fire. French and British rescue teams saved all 27 people aboard the Grande America after it sank Tuesday, according …

Baltimore Sues Chemical Company Monsanto over PCB Pollution

Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people …

Praise and Concern Over New Jersey’s Plan to Sue Over Pollution

New Jersey’s new push to sue people and companies responsible for pollution has environmental groups applauding and business interests raising questions and concerns. After two terms of Republican Chris Christie, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced last week that it …

Oklahoma Property Among Most Contaminated in Nation, EPA Says

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add a property in central Oklahoma to the Superfund program’s list of most contaminated sites. The EPA announced Monday its intent to add Eagle Industries in the Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest …

California Lawmakers Release Plan to Extend Cap And Trade

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have released a plan to extend through 2030 California’s cap-and-trade program, a key piece of the state’s quest to fight climate change by drastically reducing emissions from greenhouse gases. The deal updates how refineries, …

Dangerous Chemical Could Threaten New Jersey Reservoir

A new report says that a dangerous chemical detected in groundwater near a Superfund site in New Jersey could pose a threat to a nearby reservoir that provides drinking water to as many as 3.5 million people. The report by …

Pollution from New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College Lab Dump Worries Neighbors

Neighbors of Dartmouth College property where for years the Ivy League school disposed of mice and other small animals used in science experiments say they fear pollution from the site has contaminated their groundwater and they worry the school hasn’t …