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Massive Fuel Spill Threatens Russian Arctic Environment

More than 20,000 tons of diesel spill from a damaged storage tank at a metallurgical plant.

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Crude Spills into California River After Tanker Overturns

Heavy equipment brought in to contain and clean up the 4,200 gallon release

Another Crude Oil Train Goes off the Rails in Canada

Railroads have been operating under 30-day speed restrictions in the wake of Feb. 6 accident in Saskatchewan.

Canadian Derailment Probe Shows No Operator Error

The fiery Feb. 6 train derailment spilled 7,500 barrels of crude in Saskatchewan.

Houston Refinery's Cracker Remains Out of Action After Fire

The LyondellBasell refinery specializes in processing heavy-sulfur crude.

Derailed Crude Oil Train Continues to Burn in Canada

The Canadian government issues an order for trains hauling dangerous goods to reduce speed.

Colorado Firefighters Battle Well Site Fire in Frigid Conditions

Water was transported to the isolated site via tanker truck relay.

Third Victim of Oil Well Blowout Dies in Texas

Only one of the four casualties originally reported has survived.

Oil Well Discharges Crude into Bay Near Houston

About 630 gallons of crude oil discharged into Tabbs Bay in east Houston from an out-of-service wellhead is contained and in the process of being removed, the U.S. Coast Guard reports.

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Lawsuit Filed to Restrict Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spills

Environmental group points to health hazards attributed to clean-up agents.