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  • AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

    PASADENA, Texas - The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city's ship channel.
  • AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma

    MIAMI - Dozens of personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency worked to secure some of the nation's most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. The agency said its employees evacuated personnel, secured equipment and safeguarded hazardous materials in anticipation of storm surges and heavy rains.
  • Alaska underwater pipeline leak may have started in December

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A pipeline spewing natural gas into Alaska's Cook Inlet may have started leaking in December, two months before the leak was spotted from the air, according to a federal pipeline safety office.
  • Alaska underwater gas leak continues, 2nd group to sue

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A second environmental group has given formal notice that it will sue the owner of an underwater pipeline spewing natural gas into Alaska's Cook Inlet.
  • After train fires, feds warn Bakken oil may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil

    BILLINGS, Mont. - Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

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