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Prestige Oil Spill Trial Begins

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nearly 10 years after the worst oil spill in Spain’s history, trial is underway for four men held responsible for the sinking of the oil tanker Prestige off the northwest Spanish coast. Prosecutors are asking a 12-year prison sentence for ship captain Apostolos Mangouras, who is charged with harming the environment. Also charged are the […]

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Kenyan Tanker Explosion Kills at Least Four

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan authorities say at least four people died when a fuel tanker exploded late Tuesday in western Kenya. Officials say at least 35 people were injured after the tanker overturned on the Kisumu-Busia highway. Local media report that the vehicle burst into flames after a man tried to steal the battery from the truck, sparking […]

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