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  • Eastern oregon farm and trucking company face $34,000 fine for diesel spill

    Under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hartley Farms & Feedlot LLC and Valley Trucking LLC Inc. have agreed to pay a $34,000 penalty for spilling diesel fuel at the Hartley Farms property near Nyssa, Oregon in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. On February 23, 2010, Hartley Farms and Valley Trucking spilled approximately 2,500 gallons of diesel from a ...

  • EPA, ADEC continue diesel spill cleanup in creek after company fails to complete contamination removal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are mobilized to remove 4,400 gallons of low-sulfur diesel from a creek that flows into the Tiekel River after an oil tanker truck slid off the Richardson Highway 48 miles northeast of Valdez, Alaska on Dec. 9 and spilled the fuel it was transporting. The fuel went into a creek that flows into the Tiekel ...

  • EHS This Week: : Protecting Your Business From Severe Weather, Diesel Spill in St. Lawrence River and More!

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: Protecting Your Business From Severe Weather California Enforces New Workplace Safety and Health Hazard Rules Diesel Spill in St.Lawrence River Nova Scotia Department Introduces New Bill to Protect OffShore Oil & Gas ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad pays $272,900 for diesel spill in Cow Creek derailment (OR)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Oregon and the U.S. Department of Justice have settled alleged violations of the Clean Water Act by Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad with a civil penalty of $272,900. The violations are associated with a train derailment that resulted in a 4,200 gallon diesel fuel spill to Cow Creek and its adjoining shoreline. The fuel spill occurred in ...

  • Officials: “Emergency Phase” of Puget Sound Energy Diesel Spill Near Crystal Mountain is Over…Long-Term Cleanup Continues

    (Seattle, Wash.) -- Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) today announced the end of the emergency phase of cleanup operations for the 18,000 gallon diesel spill discovered in early November at the PSE back-up electric generator located near the Crystal Mountain Ski Area. ...

  • Alnmaritec boats in oil spill response

    Alnmaritec Limited, a UK specialist boat builder, is rapidly gaining recognition in the market for oil spill response/pollution control vessels with two new boats delivered this year. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat to the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd. The new vessel ‘Responder 1' is based upon the successful Wave Worker class from ...

  • Oil-spill response vessels launched

    Alnmaritec has delivered two boats in the oil-spill and pollution control market. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat Response 1 to the Barbados National Terminal Company for operation on their oil export facility at Oistins Bay on the South Coast of the island. This delivery follows completion of a high-speed pollution response boat which is operated by ...

  • Washington Oil Spill Affects Puyallup River

    TACOMA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology and other agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred at early Sunday morning on the Puyallup River Bridge overpass in Tacoma. The spill was reported to Ecology by the state Department of Transportation, DOT, after a vehicle accident on the southbound I-5 Puyallup River bridge overpass. A ...

  • Large oil spill spreads in Manila Bay

    A large oil spill from an underwater pipe has contaminated waters in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital and prompted authorities on Friday to ban fishing. The coast guard said about 500,000 liters (132,000 gallons) of diesel fuel formed a red slick stretching some 300 square kilometers (116 square miles) near four coastal towns in Cavite ...


    By Associated Press

  • English water company prosecuted for sewage spill

    South West Water has been ordered to pay GBP 11,875 in fines and costs after sewage overflowed from a North Devon pumping station into a tributary of the River Taw. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. An Agency officer visited Landkey Pumping Station near Barnstaple on August 27, 2007 to investigate a reported pollution incident. On arrival he saw screened sewage discharging from the ...

  • Canadian bulk carrier spills oil into Maumee River

    Droves of cleanup workers spent much of the weekend trying to contain and collect 3,300 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into Ohio's Maumee River Friday night by a Canadian bulk carrier. Loaded with grain, the Algonorth was leaving the Midwest Marine Terminal Friday night when the vessel's stern smashed into the dock, rupturing two fuel tanks 10 feet above the water line, according to the ...

  • Oil Spill Reported in the Great Bear Rainforest

    The Gitga'at Nation of Hartley Bay is reporting an oil spill, between two and five miles long and 200 feet wide inside the Grenville Channel, not far from the proposed tanker route for the Enbridge Gateway pipeline. The spill was spotted by a commercial pilot and reported to the Gitga'at Nation and the Canadian Coast Guard yesterday evening. A Coast Guard landing craft from Prince Rupert is on ...


    By Marketwire

  • Medford, Mass. Company Settles with EPA for Oil Spill

    Erickson Fuel Company, Inc., a Medford, Mass. oil distributor, has agreed to pay a penalty of $14,500 to settle EPA claims regarding a January 2014 oil spill, and Erickson’s failure to prepare an oil spill prevention plan. The January 2014 oil spill originated from a parked diesel fuel delivery truck and ultimately caused oil to be released to Winter Brook, which flows into the Mystic ...

  • Gas line spills 25K gallons on Montana reservation

    A Phillips 66 pipeline with a record of prior accidents spilled an estimated 25,000 gallons of gasoline in a remote area outside a small town on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, but no public health problems were anticipated, federal officials said Friday. A representative of the Houston-based oil refinery and chemical company said the amount of leaked gas likely was less than initially ...


    By Associated Press

  • Most of San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Not Recoverable

    The latest overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday's spill of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. To date, seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting oil. The ...

  • Oil Spills costly for three New England companies

    Three New England companies will pay penalties to resolve allegations that they violated federal oil storage regulations. The companies have operations in all six New England states, and two own and operate multiple oil storage facilities. Rice Oil Co. of Greenfield, Massachusetts; Irving Oil Co., a Canadian company with U.S. operations based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Mantrose-Haeuser ...

  • First Galapagos wind turbines set to halve diesel imports

    To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Galapagos' Islands discovery, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Monday launched a program to end the use of fossil fuels on the Galapagos by 2015.  The initiative is led by the San Cristobal Wind Project, which erected three wind turbines near the town of El Progresso on San Cristobal Island.  The wind farm is on the island that suffered the worst oil ...

  • Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico: Portable Tanks To Contain And Store Hazardous Spill Equipment And Recovered Oil In Stock And Ready To Ship

    Sebastian, FL, April 30, 2010 – Portable Tank Group, Inc., located in Florida, USA, has ready to ship and in stock multiple sizes of folding frame containment pools, also known as oil spill response frame tanks, ...


    By Portable Tank Group, Inc.

  • Boat Fire Spills Oil in Washington`s Gig Harbor

    GIG HARBOR, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology, the U.S. Coast Guard and others are responding to an oil spill at the Peninsula Yacht Basin Marina in Gig Harbor. A boat fire was reported to Ecology at 9:30 pm on Monday night. State and federal authorities immediately dispatched investigators and responders to find the 46 foot pleasure craft X-TA-SEA on ...

  • Owner of ‘Davy Crockett’ barge indicted for oil spill on Columbia River

    Bret A. Simpson, the owner of Principle Metals, LLC, was indicted by a federal grand jury with two violations of the Clean Water Act. The grand jury charges that Simpson unlawfully discharged oil into the Columbia River near Camas, Wash., between Dec. 3, 2010 and Jan. 28, 2011. The second count charges Simpson with failing to notify authorities of the oil discharge between Dec. 1, 2010 and Jan. ...

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