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  • Oil Pipeline Spills about 21K Gallons off California Coast

    A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities responding to reports of a foul smell near Refugio State Beach around noon found a half-mile slick already formed in the ocean, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni ...


    By Associated Press

  • TODAY: EPA administrator to testify on Enbridge pipeline oil spill in the Kalamazoo River (HQ)

    U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will testify before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today on EPA’s response to the Enbridge Pipeline Oil Spill in the Kalamazoo River. Administrator Jackson will be joined by representatives from the Department of Transportation, the National Transportation Safety Board, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as ...

  • EPA issues order for cleanup of oil spill near lockport, Illinois (IL)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has issued an order setting deadlines for completion of cleanup and restoration work at a site near Lockport, Illinois, where an oil pipeline spill was discovered Tuesday. The pipeline is owned by West Shore Pipe Line Co., and is operated by Buckeye Pipe Line Co., L.P. Approximately 21,000 gallons of oil were released in the vicinity of New Avenue in ...

  • Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

    Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health. The Bridger Pipeline Co. said the spill occurred about 10 a.m. Saturday. The initial estimate is that 300 to 1,200 barrels of oil spilled, the company said in a statement Sunday. ...


    By Associated Press

  • TODAY: federal officials to announce pipeline oil spill settlement with bp Alaska

    Officials representing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) and Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will announce a major settlement impacting the environment and pipeline safety on Alaska’s North ...

  • Public meeting on enbridge pipeline spill in Marshall, Michigan, August 17, 6:30 p.m.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting August 17 to provide an update on the cleanup of the 2010 Enbridge Pipeline oil spill in Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Marshall Activity Center, 15325 West Michigan Avenue in Marshall. Since the pipeline break was first reported on July 26, 2010, EPA has worked with state and ...

  • Exxon Mobil halting 3 oil platforms after pipeline spill

    Exxon Mobil Corp. has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn't deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, the company said. Operations temporarily ceased last week because Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears

    A freshwater channel that separates Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas is a premier Midwestern tourist attraction and a photographer's delight, offering spectacular vistas of two Great Lakes, several islands and one of the world's longest suspension bridges. But nowadays the Straits of Mackinac is drawing attention for something that is out of sight and usually out of mind, and which some ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA issues cleanup directive to Enbridge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive today requiring Enbridge to take additional steps to clean up the July 2010 oil spill that damaged over 35 miles of the Kalamazoo River system. The directive requires Enbridge to submit plans by Oct. 20, 2011 for cleanup and monitoring work expected to last through 2012. Failure to comply could result in civil penalties. ...

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 21, 2011

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. cleanup crews have completed the initial stage of work on 4 of the 25 originally identified spill sites. These sites were targeted due to large quantities of easily accessed debris and vegetation. To date, crews have completed assessment of over 1200 acres in and along the river corridor. A heavy lift helicopter (an S-61) was tested in preparation for moving small pieces ...

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 19, 2011

    The river levels continue to drop, giving our assessment and cleanup crews more access to vegetation and shoreline. The crews have assessed approximately 47 river miles of shoreline. We are finding numerous, heavily oiled flood debris piles at various locations along the shoreline and on the islands. Since no two piles are alike, the Unified Command is investigating a variety of options to use ...

  • EPA update on yellowstone river oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 14, 2011

    The U.S. EPA continues to oversee the response to the ExxonMobil spill on the Yellowstone River. Today, Shoreline Cleanup & Assessment Technique (SCAT) teams continue to carefully assess and clean up the most heavily affected areas of the spill and comb the riverbanks. A total of seven SCAT teams are now working along the shores of the Yellowstone River. “We’re focusing our ...

  • EPA update on yellowstone river oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 15, 2011

    The U.S. EPA continues to oversee the response to the ExxonMobil spill on the Yellowstone River. This weekend, EPA will provide direction and oversight as Exxon removes any residual oil from two segments of pipeline on either side of the break location. EPA and the state have reviewed and approved procedures to ensure that there are no further releases of oil into the environment as a result of ...

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 20, 2011

    We received the revised workplan from ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. last night at 5pm. EPA, and our state and federal partners will complete our review of revisions and will make a final decision on the workplan by early next week. All cleanup activities are continuing under the direction of the Unified Command. The Unified Command is testing and evaluating numerous cleanup options. Today, cleanup ...

  • EPA update on yellowstone river oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 16, 2011

    The U.S. EPA continues to oversee the response to the ExxonMobil spill on the Yellowstone River. This weekend, EPA and DOT partners are overseeing Exxon’s removal of any residual oil from two segments of pipeline on either side of the break location. EPA and the state have reviewed and approved these procedures to ensure that there are no further releases of oil into the environment as a ...

  • U.S. Army blocks construction of DAPL

    Protesters trying to block construction of a controversial pipeline in North Dakota gained a major victory this week, after the Department of the Army announced that it would not allow the pipeline to be drilled under an ecologically sensitive section of the Missouri River. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers said it would deny the easement for the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross ...

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 18, 2011

    Over the weekend, EPA, State and federal partners oversaw ExxonMobil Pipeline Co.’s removal of all the residual oil and oily water mixture from the two segments of pipeline on either side of the break location. The threat of secondary releases from the ruptured portion of the pipeline has been eliminated. Going forward, the pipeline break site is under the jurisdiction of DOT’s ...

  • Enterprise Crude Pipeline Fined for Oil Spill in Scurry County, Texas

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Enterprise Crude Pipeline of Houston, Texas, $5,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act. Today’s announcement settles a Clean Water Act violation for a 4,200 gallon oil spill into Bull Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River, and adjoining shorelines in Scurry County, Texas. As part of an Expedited Settlement with the EPA, the company has ...

  • BSEE Sponsors "Ice Month" at Ohmsett

    Herndon, VA - While there exists proven response equipment which can contain and recover oil spills from vessels, pipelines, and exploration and production facilities in offshore Arctic regions, there remains a need for its continuous testing and evaluation. To meet this need, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is sponsoring "Ice Month" at Ohmsett - the National Oil Spill ...


    By OHMSETT

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (silvertip pipeline), July 28, 2011 (MT)

    EPA continues to oversee the response to the ExxonMobil Silvertip Pipeline Spill on the Yellowstone River. At this point, there are nearly 900 personnel engaged in cleanup and shoreline assessment efforts. Unified Command has conducted helicopter lift operations to get equipment into areas that were previously inaccessible to cleanup crews and to remove contaminated debris. This has accelerated ...

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