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Train derailment spilled thousands of gallons of ethanol

ALMA, Wis. — Crews are working to clear a freight train derailment in western Wisconsin that spilled thousands of gallons of ethanol. BNSF Railway said crews continued Sunday to transfer ethanol from the derailed cars and get the cars back on the tracks. The train derailed Saturday about two miles north of Alma, a town along the Mississippi River. Some ...

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Oil and gas spill report for Nov. 2

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Study reveals proximity of schools, hospitals to fracking activity

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Thousands of Pennsylvania residents attend school or receive health care within one mile of a permitted natural gas fracking well site, according to a report released Tuesday. The report from the Penn Environment Research & Policy Center, titled “Dangerous and Close” revealed there are 166 schools, 165 child care providers, 21 nursing care providers and six hospitals within that radius. ...

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Colorado oil and gas spill report for Oct. 19

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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EPA: Tests show water sent to Navajo Nation met standards

DENVER — New tests on water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after millions of gallons of waste spilled from a Colorado mine indicate that the emergency supply met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation, federal officials say. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the results Tuesday, two months after farmers and Navajo officials said the water delivered by ...

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Natural gas leak capped

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A natural gas leak Tuesday afternoon impacted a total of 10 residences and prompted the evacuation of five homes on Pueblo’s West Side. A call for the leak came in around 4:15 p.m. A crew with the Pueblo Fire Department was sent to the scene and noticed a strong smell of natural gas in the area immediately upon its arrival. ...

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Silicosis: another fracking field hazard that leaves scars

What is America’s most dangerous occupation? It’s oil and gas extraction, according to a 2014 report (based on 2012 data) published by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).The industry’s fatality rate is now 24.2 deaths for every 100,000 full time workers vs. 3.2 deaths per 100,000 overall rate for U.S. workers. Many factors contribute to its dangerous ...

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