Category: spill

Pipeline Break Spills 45,000 Gallons of Diesel in Wyoming

BILLINGS, Mont.—A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that’s being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons (205,000 liters) of fuel, state regulators and a company representative disclosed Friday. Cleanup work is ongoing from the spill that was discovered by the…


Thailand Tackles 2nd Offshore Oil Spill in 3 Weeks

BANGKOK—Thai authorities scrambled Friday to contain the country’s second oil spill in less than three weeks in the Gulf of Thailand. An estimated 5 tons (1,320 gallons) was believed to have leaked 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the eastern province of Rayong, in the same location where at least 22 tons (5,800 gallons) spilled into…


Possible New Oil Leak Investigated Off Huntington Beach Coast

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—A “light sheen” was spotted Nov. 20 off the coast of Huntington Beach—in the same region as the October leak that spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean. The sheen, measuring about 30-by-70 feet, was reported to the U.S. Coast Guard at about 12:15 p.m., the agency’s public information officer said….


Ship Owner, Operator of Interest in California Oil Spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the Mediterranean Shipping Company and others as parties of interest in an investigation into a vessel that was determined to be the source of an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board marine casualty investigators boarded a container ship, MSC DANIT,…


Indiana Beaches Closed After Apparent US Steel Plant Spill

PORTAGE, Ind.—Indiana Dunes National Park closed its beaches and a northwest Indiana water utility shut down an intake facility after an orange substance apparently spilled from a U.S. Steel plant into a Lake Michigan tributary, a mayor said. Portage Mayor Sue Lynch said she began receiving calls about 5:50 p.m. Sunday reporting that an unknown…