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Amnesty Intl. Urges Shell to Clean Up Nigeria Oil Spill

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International released a report Thursday saying Shell Oil should commit $1 billion to start cleaning up two spills in southeastern Nigeria that have impacted the livelihoods of thousands of farmers and fishermen. Amnesty says British lawyers representing those affected by the oil spills in the Bodo, Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta in 2008 […]

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US Firm Pays $4 Billion to BP for Gulf Oil Spill

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. oil company, Anadarko Petroleum, has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP to cover the costs related to last year’s devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 2010 killed 11 workers and sent 5 million barrels of oil pouring into the waters […]

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US Firm Pays $4 Billion in Oil Spill Damages

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. oil company that owned a 25 percent stake in the Gulf of Mexico oil well that exploded last year has agreed to pay $4 billion to victims of the worst American oil spill. Anadarko Petroleum had been feuding with BP, the oil well’s operator, over who was responsible for the explosion that killed […]

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New Zealand PM Says Stranded Cargo Ship Could Sink

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he fears a possible break-up of a grounded cargo ship that is leaking fuel oil from its damaged hull. Mr. Key told reporters Wednesday that stress fractures have been discovered along the hull of the Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena, and warned that the risk of the ship coming […]

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New Zealand PM Says Stranded Cargo Ship Could Sink

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he fears a possible break-up of a grounded cargo ship that is leaking fuel oil from its damaged hull. Mr. Key told reporters Wednesday that stress fractures have been discovered along the hull of the Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena, and warned that the risk of the ship coming […]

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Filipino Captain Charged in New Zealand Oil Spill

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain of a cargo ship grounded on a reef off New Zealand’s coast has appeared in court in connection with environmental damage caused by the fuel oil leaking from the ship. The Filipino national appeared in a court Wednesday in New Zealand’s port city of Tauranga and was charged with operating a vessel in […]

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Oil Spill Worsens off New Zealand Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The captain of a ship that is leaking heavy fuel oil, while caught on a reef off New Zealand’s coast, has been arrested and will appear in court Wednesday. The Liberian-flagged cargo ship Rena, loaded with about 700 tons of oil hit the reef off New Zealand’s North Island on October 5. Maritime officials say […]

Oil Spill Worsens off New Zealand Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand says an oil spill from a grounded cargo ship off its northern coast is now the worst environmental maritime disaster it its history. The Liberian-flagged Rena has been leaking fuel oil since striking a reef on Wednesday in the Bay of Plenty. Maritime New Zealand says between 130 and 350 tons of oil […]

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Oil Spill Worsens off New Zealand Coast

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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New Zealand says an oil spill from a grounded cargo ship off its eastern coast is now the worst environmental maritime disaster it its history. The Liberian-flagged Rena has been leaking fuel oil since striking a reef on Wednesday in the Bay of Plenty. Maritime New Zealand says between 130 and 350 tons of oil […]

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Oil from Grounded Ship Hits New Zealand Beach

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Clumps of fuel oil from a grounded cargo ship began washing up on the shore of New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty Monday as salvage crews prepared for a storm bearing down on the area. Workers installed covers to seal the ship’s fuel tanks in case the container vessel breaks apart in heavy seas and sinks […]

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