Iowa pipeline leak brings attention back to Keystone & Dakota Access — RT America. A pipeline in northern Iowa has leaked some 138,000 gallons of diesel fuel, only a day after President Donald Trump moved to advance two controversial pipeline projects.
The leak occurred Wednesday morning on the Magellan Midstream Partners pipeline in Worth County, Iowa, just outside Hanlontown, according to local news station KIMT. Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank said that the road has been closed so local and state authorities can deal with the damage, but there is no current danger to public health, KIMT reported. G4S Admits It Guards Dakota Pipeline as Protesters Get Attacked. G4S, a U.K.
-based security multinational, admitted to having personnel deployed at “remote sites” where Native Americans are defending their lands from the planned US$3.8-million Dakota Access pipeline that they say would pollute the drinking water of millions. ANALYSIS:4 Reasons It’s No Coincidence Orlando Shooter Worked for G4S The actions have brought together over 200 tribes in solidarity and faced a heavy offensive by private security companies and state officers deployed under a state of emergency. The security company has been under fire for providing services to Israeli prisons and settlements, expanding across the Middle East including Afghanistan and Iraq and operating juvenile detention centers and handling deportations from the U.S.
North Dakota State Environmental Watch Map. Tesoro’s 2013 North Dakota Oil Spill Clean-Up Lingering into New Year. The clean-up by Tesoro Corp. of a nearly 21,000-bbl oil pipeline leak in North Dakota in 2013 will continue into next year, a state health department official said Wednesday.
Fire Burns On Gulf Of Mexico Oil Platform, 4 Rescued. A fire on an oil production platform offshore Louisiana broke out early on Thursday and four people were evacuated from the platform, the U.S.
Coast Guard said, adding there were no injuries reported. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Crude Oil Spills and Health - Links to resources about chemicals, side effects, cleanup, and recovery. Overviews Return to top Health Information Coping with Disasters and Stress Occupational Health Information Crude Oil.
2016 Transparency Review of Pipeline Safety Websites. Oklahoma quake triggers closing of disposal wells. By Sheela Tobben, Lananh Nguyen on 9/4/2016 OKLAHOMA CITY (Bloomberg) -- One of the strongest earthquakes among many in Oklahoma since the introduction of hydraulic fracturing struck early Saturday near a complex of oil-storage facilities, leading state regulators to order the suspension of about 37 wastewater-disposal wells.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates the state’s oil industry, is contacting the operators of the wells in a 500-square-mile area around the town of Pawnee, Governor Mary Fallin said in a Twitter post. Oil storage and pipeline facilities at Cushing, Oklahoma, 25 miles (40 km) south of Pawnee, were undamaged, according to the commission and four of the companies that operate there.
Arkansas Oil Spill Sheds Light On Aging Pipeline System. Oil covers the ground around a slide in Mayflower, Ark., on April 1, days after a pipeline ruptured and spewed oil over lawns and roadways.
Jeannie Nuss/AP hide caption toggle caption Jeannie Nuss/AP. Superfund: Trends in Federal Funding and Cleanup of EPA's Nonfederal National Priorities List Sites. What GAO Found Annual federal appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund program generally declined from about $2 billion to about $1.1 billion in constant 2013 dollars from fiscal years 1999 through 2013.
EPA expenditures—from these federal appropriations—of site-specific cleanup funds on remedial cleanup activities at nonfederal National Priorities List (NPL) sites declined from about $0.7 billion to about $0.4 billion during the same time period. Remedial cleanup activities include remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and remedial action projects (actions taken to clean up a site). PHMSA: Pipeline Failure Investigations. PHMSA: State by State Record Search. PHMSA - Incident Reporting & Requirements. Whom should I inform if I'm involved in an incident where a release or a suspected release of a hazardous material has taken place in transportation?
Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180) require certain types of hazmat incidents be reported to PHMSA through the Hazardous Materials Incident Report Form DOT F 5800.1 Section 171.15 of the HMR requires an immediate telephonic report (within 12 hours) to the National Response Center following an incident 49 eCFR 171.15 . PHMSA: Pipeline Incident 20 Year Trends, Data Search. Pipeline Incidents PHMSA has collected pipeline incident reports since 1970.
The reporting regulations and incident report formats have changed several times over the years. PHMSA merged the various report formats to create pipeline incident trend lines going back 20 years. The trend links to the right will initially present reports including all data for the incident type. The reports can be filtered by State and by System Type: PHMSA also provides data about the causes of the incidents.
When a single System Type is selected, additional filters can be applied to the trend lines. Send Feedback or Ask a Question. PHMSA: Pipeline Operator Information Search. Pipeline Operator Information The operator information available below includes operators with hazardous liquid, gas transmission, and/or gas gathering pipelines who have submitted one or more PHMSA-required annual reports for the 2006-2015 time period. Gas distribution assets are not currently included in these reports. PHMSA: Enforcement Activity Search. Oil Spill Claims Search. National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives: State Program Managers.
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RAIL INCIDENTS. INCIDENTS: HAZARDOUS WASTE. INCIDENTS: NUCLEAR. ENERGY:CRIME. High arsenic levels discovered near North Carolina water supply — RT America. High level of arsenic have been detected near Duke Energy’s Riverbend power plant, right next to Charlotte, North Carolina’s main water supply source. The toxins have been traced back to Duke Energy's coal ash pits, after abnormal levels of arsenic were discovered on June 20.
While the state safety threshold for arsenic in surface water is 10 parts per billion (ppb), June's reading showed levels of 95 ppb, according to Mecklenburg County officials. The samples came from the water adjacent to the Duke Energy's Riverbend Steam Station Coal Ash Ponds in Mountain Island Lake. China homes sinking: Mining boom leaves villages ravaged, residents at risk (PHOTOS) — RT Viral. 60 percent of global wildlife species wiped out due to human activity. About 60 percent of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles have been wiped out over the last four decades largely because of human activity, researchers say. The Living Planet Report 2016 , released on Thursday, blamed deforestation, pollution, overfishing, and the illegal wildlife trade for "pushing species populations to the edge".
According to the report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in a collaboration with other international environmental advocacy groups, the five main drivers of wildlife decline are habitat loss, overconsumption, pollution, invasive species and disease. "For the first time since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, we face a global mass extinction of wildlife," said Mike Barrett, director of science and policy at WWF's UK branch.