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Crackdown on pollution as 40 industrial sites face the third degree
The Age
Ms Parker said the move had been sparked by the Orica chemical leak of August 8, when a carcinogenic cloud of hexavalent chromium released from a Kooragang Island plant drifted across the Newcastle suburb of Stockton. Although later tests showed the ...
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Toxic audits ordered for 42 NSW sites
ABC Online
Robyn Parker's instructions have been prompted by the pressure she has faced since the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium escaped from Orica's Kooragang Island ammonium nitrate plant on August 8. The Office of Environment and Heritage will audit the ...
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State Council urges thorough investigation over ConocoPhillips oil leaks
China's State Council has issued a statement after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, urging a thorough investigation over the leak in the oil field run by the US-based multinational ConocoPhillips. At the meeting, Premier Wen Jiabao asked authorities to ...
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Toxic gas leak closes sports centre
YLE News
The leak occurred in the swimming pool machine room. Operations Manager Jarkko Rantanen told YLE sulphuric acid and sodium hypochlorite had leaked from the ...

Driver loses consciousness while on HWY1
Global Regina
... heading west bound when he lost consciousness. Paramedics transported the man to the hospital as a precaution, but he suffered no injuries as a result of the crash. Fire crews were called on scene to cleanup a possible diesel fuel spill from the truck.
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Offshore oil firms start safety checks
China Daily
BEIJING - Work safety authorities ordered "overall and thorough" checks on all offshore oil exploration and production in China to eliminate risks following the huge oil spill in Bohai Bay in northern China. The checks, which started on Saturday and ...
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Flooding Triggers Heating Oil Tank Collapse
HeatingOil.com (blog)
An unknown quantity of fuel oil spilled from seven large tanks when a heating oil company in Pennsylvania was hit by severe flooding. (image: republicanherald.com) Seven large tanks at Duke Heating Oil, Shamokin, collapsed overnight on Thursday, ...
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Officials investigate reports of oil
An oil spill in Lake Five has oil leaking into both Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes. Lake Five is located within Jefferson Parish near the Plaquemines Parish line. Plaquemines Coastal Director PJ Hahn estimates the leak to be small, releasing about ...
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Police, fire log
Lebanon Daily News
OIL SPILL: Myerstown's Keystone and Goodwill fire companies were dispatched to 23 E. Richland Ave., for an oil spill in a basement at 1:57 pm Sunday. Lebanon INVESTIGATION INSIDE: City fire crews were dispatched to 349 N. 14th St. for a possible fuel ...
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Strict controls on new petrochemical projects around Bohai Bay
Also on the cards is a plan to establish a pre-warning system for the bay's marine environment, and improve controls to prevent heavy pollution. A recent oil spill in Bohai Bay has served as a wake-up call for local governments and companies to raise ...
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Possible environmental threats being addressed in Greece
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The agency is using $150000 in federal stimulus funds to pay for the tank removal, and will pay for additional work from a state oil spill fund that is financed by a per-barrel petroleum tax and reimbursements from spillers. Work at the former Erwin's ...
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MON AM: Two-vehicle crash closes road in Flockton
Huddersfield Examiner
The crash involving a BMW Mini and an unknown vehicle caused the road to be closed in both directions due to an oil spill causing hazards for motorists. The woman, was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with non-life-threatening injuries.
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We want openness on the shelf, says Gazprom
Barents Observer
As reported by BarentsObserver, environmental organization Bellona Murmansk has together with other Russian environmental organizations asked for documentation about the oil-spill preparedness for the platform. -The answer we get is that all such ...
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Grounded vessel spills up 1000 gallons of diesel fuel near Nome's harbor | The ...
The Republic
The department says the diesel fuel has the potential to wash ashore on parts of Nome's harbor and beaches. Anderson says rough ocean conditions have prevented a damage assessment, but she expects that a lot of the fuel oil was carried out to sea.
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Public help requested to identify spill source
On Thursday, a spill believed to involve several hundred litres of diesel appears to have been flushed out of the city's storm water system into the river. Council staff used oil absorbing booms to collect some of the diesel but most of it ended up ...
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