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$1.4 Billion Settlement with US for 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Posted January 3rd, 2013 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The owner of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and caused the worst spill in U.S. history will pay more than $1 billion in fines. Under a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, Transocean Deepwater acknowledged Thursday that it was criminally negligent when it failed to investigate evidence that […]

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US Accuses BP of ‘Gross Negligence’ in Deadly 2010 Oil Spill

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. is accusing the oil giant BP of “gross negligence” in the 2010 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers. The British oil company has already agreed to pay nearly $8 billion to settle damage claims made by fishermen and other private interests in the aftermath of […]

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Engineer Arrested in BP Oil Spill Case

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says a former engineer for the oil giant BP has been arrested on charges of intentionally destroying evidence related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Authorities said in a statement that 50-year-old Kurt Mix from Texas was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of obstruction of justice. […]

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Engineer Arrested in BP Oil Spill Case

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Justice Department says a former engineer for the oil giant BP has been arrested on charges of intentionally destroying evidence related to the 2010 oil rig explosion and massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers. Authorities said in a statement that 50-year-old Kurt Mix from Texas was arrested Tuesday […]

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Negotiators Trying to Settle BP Oil Spill Damages

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Negotiators for the U.S. government and victims of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are making a last-minute effort to resolve the massive damage case against the British oil giant. A trial about who is responsible — and to what degree — for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. […]

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China Arrests 7 in Pollution Probe

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has arrested seven executives of companies linked to the discharge of industrial waste that polluted a river in southern China with the toxic chemical cadmium. The incident has threatened water supplies for millions of local residents. The arrests in the Guangxi region come two weeks after official Chinese media first reported contamination […]

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US Oil Company Reaches Settlement Over Chinese Oil Spill

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say U.S.-based oil giant ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay nearly $160 million in damages in connection with last year’s massive oil spill off China’s northeastern coast. The agriculture ministry says it reached a deal with the company to settle scores of lawsuits from local fishermen, who claim the spill in the Bohai Bay […]

Shell Says Nigerian Oil Spill Cleaned

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Royal Dutch Shell says an oil spill in the waters off Nigeria has been stopped and oil “largely dispersed” less than a week after the leak began, and before the oil reached the West African nation’s coastline. In a statement Monday, the oil giant said it will continue to monitor the area and clean up […]

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Environmental Group Says Nigerian Oil Spill Stretches 900 Square Kilometers

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An environmental group says an oil spill off the coast of Nigeria this past week could stretch across more than 900 square kilometers of ocean. The U.S.-based group, SkyTruth, says it estimates from satellite images it has obtained that the slick is 70 kilometers long and spans 17 kilometers at its widest point. Royal Dutch […]

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Nigeria Races to Keep Away Worst Offshore Oil Spill in a Decade

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities are trying to prevent the worst offshore oil spill in a decade from reaching the West African nation’s southern coastline. Officials said the spill from a Royal Dutch Shell oil field about 120 kilometers off the coast was moving toward the shore Thursday, two days after it began. The head of Nigeria’s National […]

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