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Trained employees resolve chemical spill in Washington

A Westport Shipyard building in Port Angeles, Washington, was briefly evacuated Wednesday, April 4, 2012, due to a small chemical spill and fire, reports the ...
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Hazardous gas causes panic in California

In Concord, California, a Costco store was evacuated on March 25, 2012, after a potentially deadly refrigerant leak, reports KTVU.com.
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Insecticide leak shuts down Virginia roads temporarily

The Colonial Heights Fire Department is investigating an insecticide tank leak that shut down several streets in Colonial Heights, Virginia, on April 5, 2012, WWBT ...
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Oil spill in Minnesota closes Highway 59

Highway 59 in Near Plummer, Minnesota, remains closed while crews figure out how to clean up a big petroleum spill, reports WDAZ-TV.
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Flooding and erosion alter the look of the Sabine River

Erosion and flooding has plagued the town of Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, as a local river has eaten away land and crossed onto roadways.
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Unknown chemical disrupts traffic on I-10 near Cabazon

A chemical leak in Cabazon, California, temporarily closed Interstate 10 ramps and forced the evacuation of a nearby Shell gas station on April 2, 2012, ...
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Officials begin investigating a possible oil spill in the Arkansas River

The Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are examining the Arkansas River in Barling, Arkansas, after a rainbow-color sheen was reported in the ...
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Cleaning chemical temporarily shuts post office down in Florida

The Aloma Post Office in Winter Park, Florida, closed temporarily after a small chemical spill. Orange County Fire Rescue officials noted the leak was likely ...
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Residents notice few changes to environmental cleanup policy following hazardous chemical spill anniversary

In 1970, residents of Le Roy, New York, saw the effects of a hazardous chemical spill first hand. However, wgrz.com reports residents have noticed minimal ...
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Household cleaning products spill across Indiana highway

Drivers experienced traffic delays along the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 31 in Tipton County, Indiana, on March 20, 2012.
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University of Colorado building reopens after chemical spill

The University of Colorado Engineering Center closed temporarily on March 20, 2012, after a student dropped a 100-milliliter glass bottle of acryloyl chloride, according to ...
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Chemical spill leads Virginia officials to close public swimming pool

Heavy rain led Harrisonburg, Virginia, officials to close the Westover Swimming Pool complex on March 21, 2012, according to WHSV-TV. The extreme weather caused a ...
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Ohio officials use public funds to improve private land due to soil erosion concerns

The Marina District, vacant land located in Toledo, Ohio, could see significant improvements after government officials approved the use of public funds to complete soil ...
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Chemical spill delivers questions at Central Florida post office

Fire officials responded immediately to a chemical spill at a Central Florida post office on March 24, 2012, according to CFNews13. Safety crews evacuated 21 ...
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Local fire department responds to chemical spill at Purdue University

The Purdue fire department began environmental cleanup at Purdue University's Wetherill Hall of Chemistry after a hazardous spill on March 27, 2012, according to Purdue ...
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Train derailment leads to chemical spill near Indiana’s Little Elkhart River

Molten sulfur and toulene, hazardous chemicals that can cause severe environmental damage, spilled from an Norfolk Southern train car on March 27, 2012, according to ...
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Central Illinois chemical spill occurs after semitrailer truck rollover

Fire officials in Normal, Illinois, responded to a chemical spill on Interstate 55 and Interstate 74 on March 28, 2012, according to pantagraph.com. Chemicals filled ...
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Oil spill causes significant damage to coral in the Gulf of Mexico

Scientists released a report describing the impact of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which noted the leak caused substantial harm to ...
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Chemical spill impacts patients at Seattle dental clinic

A minor chemical spill affected people attending a Seattle dental clinic on March 8, 2012. The Seattle Times reports the leak occurred at the Odessa ...
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Soil erosion concerns mountain bikers in Oregon

Portland, Oregon, mountain bikers are considering erosion control products to improve conditions on a local bike trail, according to BikePortland.
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Illinois group to discuss soil erosion prevention measures

The Yellow Creek Watershed Partnership (YCWP), a group created to improve the conditions at Illinois' Yellow Creek, will meet April 11, 2012, to discuss erosion ...
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Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative eyes ways to protect Maine river

Local residents are taking a hands-on approach to soil erosion that could harm Maine's Salmon Falls River, and are finding solutions through their work with ...
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Honeysuckle may cause soil erosion problems

Many people seek the cause of soil erosion that can impact farms, forests and various land areas nationwide. However, few identify honeysuckle as a culprit ...
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Erosion concerns West Texas farmers during severe drought

An extreme drought has forced West Texas farmers to consider new erosion control products to avoid long-term land issues. Mywesttexas.com reports growers have been forced ...
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Fresno fire officials respond to chemical spill at anodizing company

The Fresno Fire Department provided environmental cleanup assistance during a chemical spill at a local anodizing company on March 28, 2012, according to ABC30 Fresno.
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Boston’s Logan Airport receives $90,000 fine due to insufficient cleanup training

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a $90,000 penalty against Boston's Logan Airport because the facility failed to provide workers sufficient tutorials regarding oil spill ...
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Volunteers use soil erosion control strategies to rescue plant preserve

Local volunteers have stepped up their efforts to save the Sand Island Plant Preserve, a colorful collection of vegetation in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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Southern California water treatment plant suffers chemical spill

A sodium hydroxide leak occurred at an Escondido, California, water treatment plant on March 26, 2012, according to KTLA.com. The spill led officials to consider ...
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Missouri waterways could receive environmental cleanup assistance from state program

Missouri has taken a proactive approach to cleaning up its waterways and eliminating soil erosion with an innovative program, according to Des Moines Register. The ...
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Chemical spill forces officials to close roads in Georgia

Grant County, Georgia, officials reported a chemical spill and fire on March 22, 2012, according to Columbia Basin Herald. Fire and police authorities responded immediately ...
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