West Virginians Still Need Water After Coal Chemical Spill

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 5:46 pm

So little is known about 4-MCHM that regulators didn’t even know it’s boiling point. Now scientists are scrambling to find out how the chemical reacts with the chlorine in the municipal water system, and whether the chemical has leached into water heaters and water pipes in people’s homes. Authorities recommend that all pipes that have come in contact with the pollutant be flushed, including water heaters and outdoor faucets.

However, West Virginia American Water, the company that owns the water treatment facility contaminated by the coal chemical, is only offering a 10 dollar credit (1000 gallons) to consumers. The cost of flushing homes will therefore fall on already struggling West Virginians.

 

Federal Pipeline Regulatory Agency Re-Opens Line Causing Biggest Fracked Oil Spill in US History

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 11:45 am

A month after over 865,200 gallons of oil spilled from Tesoro Logistics’ 6-inch pipeline near Tioga, North Dakota, the cause of the leak is still largely unknown to anyone but Tesoro. The pipeline resumed operations today.

New Documents Show Exxon Knew of Contamination, Claimed Lake Conway Was “Oil-Free”

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 6:35 pm

On March 29 ExxonMobil, the most profitable company in the world, spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tar sands crude oil from an underground pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas. The pipeline was carrying tar sands oil from Canada, which flooded family residences in Mayflower in thick tarry crude. Exxon’s tar sands crude also ran into Lake Conway, which sits about an eighth of a mile from where Exxon’s pipeline ruptured.

With No Ability to Fully Assess Oil Leaks, Fed Government Still Approves More Arctic Drilling

By: Friday May 14, 2010 8:09 am

The US government as a total body may be completely foolhardy and tone deaf. In the wake of the Horizon disaster, sadly, a Federal court has allowed Shell to move forward on drilling in the Artic without a murmur from the Congress or White House. Even as a semi-submersible (a la the Horizon) Venezuelan gas [...]

Four-Story, Rusty Steel Box Built as Consolation to Sea Birds; Horizon Spill out of Control

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 4:40 pm

The latest spill extent graphic from NOAA shows an increasingly staggering area impacted by the Horizon well leak by mid-week. Winds have reversed now, spreading the slick Westward, and temporarily relieving fears that the slick could migrate to the East Coast though Atlantic fisheries could still be impacted.

Horizon Oil Slick Makes Shorefall; Disaster Writ Large Across Gulf Coast

By: Friday April 30, 2010 3:30 pm

The world appears to have finally woken up to the vast and steadily growing disaster that is the Deepwater Horizon spill. We are seeing the start of a slow-motion replay of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

Third Horizon Leak Discovered: Spill Rate Grows to 210,000 Gallons a Day

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 1:45 pm

A third Horizon leak has been discovered. Officials place the new spill rate at about five times the previously reported rate, or, conservatively, 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day.

As Horizon Oil Slick Expands, Disingenuous Politicians Demand “Investigation”

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 6:01 am

As oil continues to spew into the Gulf from the leaking well left behind the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon, the pro-drilling Obama administration demands an “investigation” that drilling supporter Mary Landrieu attempts to use for political cover.

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