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Concerned residents question Florida environmental cleanup project

Florida residents have stepped up efforts to stop a soil erosion reduction project by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management division.

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Connecticut DEEP begins environment cleanup following oil spill

An oil spill has filled a pond with roughly 300 gallons of fuel oil near a Norwalk, Connecticut school. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has begun cleanup efforts to restore the pond, according to The Daily Norwalk.

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Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to illegal dumping

Pennsylvania resident Robert Allan Shipman pleaded guilty to illegal dumping charges stemming from a 2011 incident., according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Montana authorities anticipate oil spill findings release soon

Officials told United Press International (UPI) they continue to make progress in a Yellowstone River oil spill investigation. The accident occurred in July 2011 when the Silvertip oil pipeline burst, spilling approximately 1,200 barrels of oil.

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EPA emphasizes environmental cleanup on farms

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require farmers with 10,000 gallons of fuel storage or more to earn oil spill cleanup methods certification, according to the Billings Gazette.

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Texas-sized oil spill creates traffic issues

Motorists on Texas State Highway 97 encountered an oil spill as they traveled along the road on February 11, 2012. The Gonzalez Fire Department used oil spill cleanup methods to combat the mess.

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Soil erosion control products may reduce global warming risks

The United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) reported soil erosion may increase the long-term risk of global warming as valuable resources are eliminated from the environment, according to Reuters.

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Nantucket Conservation Commission declines erosion control proposal

The Nantucket Conservation Commission denied an erosion control proposal from the Sconset Beach Preservation Fund (SBPF), citing various concerns in the decision.

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Hurricane Ivan oil leak continues despite environmental cleanup

The Skytruth environmental group estimates more than 100,000 gallons of oil leaked into the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Ivan, which struck Alabama and surrounding states in 2004.

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Thieves cause a slick situation in Connecticut

Thieves in Monroe, Connecticut, stripped copper piping from an oil tank in a vacant home Thursday, February 9, 2012, and caused approximately 150 gallons of heating oil to leak into Boys Halfway Brook, according to the ctpost.com.

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Acidic solution found in a Louisiana rail car

Local and state authorities were dispatched to investigate a foul smell coming from a rail car in Bossier City, Louisiana last week, reports ktbs.com.

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Oil spill in Utah contained by absorbent devices

A person in Riverdale, Utah, noticed a strange substance coming from a drain near the Weber River on Wednesday, February 9, 2012, and quickly called the police, reports Fox13now.com.

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An accident in Connecticut leaves 1,200 gallons of oil on I-95

State police are searching for a driver who reportedly caused a wreck on Interstate 95 in Groton, Connecticut, where a tanker truck rolled over and spilled approximately 1,200 gallons of heating oil, reports The Republic.

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The source of oil bubbles in a Tennessee creek is still unknown

A Fairview, Tennessee, creek was reported to be emitting bubbles of oil early Tuesday, February 7, 2012, reports The Tennessean.

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Palm Beach County residents fear erosion may ruin their beaches

Palm Beach County, Florida, waterfront residents lost out on getting new erosion-fighting structures once again on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, reports SunSentinel.com.

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Chemical blasting agent shut down Kentucky road on Monday

A tanker truck crashed on KY 3415 in Floyd County, Kentucky, on Monday, February 6, 2012, reports wowktv.com.

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Amagansett residents hope to curb the effects of erosion in their community

Residents in Amagansett, New York, may get some assistance in the form of beach nourishment to help reduce the severe erosion effects seen along their beaches, reports 27east.com.

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Two accidents halt traffic in Houston

A wreck in Houston, Texas, involving a tractor trailer and a car caused traffic to come to a halt on Sunday, February 5, 2012, reports KHOU.com.

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A burst pipe in Missouri shuts factory down for weeks

A fire outside of the Carbolytic Materials Company (CMC) plant located in Maryville, Missouri, will remain closed for the next several days, reports Maryvilledailyforum.com.

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Cleanup crews should outfit themselves with quality protective gear

All across the United States, caustic spills cause traffic delays, halt business and pose potential threats to community safety.

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Mineral oil spill in New Jersey closes local roadways temporarily

More than 10,000-gallons of mineral oil leaked from a Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) substation in Carteret, New Jersey, on Thursday, February 2, 2012, reports NJ.com.

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A soy spill soiled commuter’s plans to get home after work

A tanker leaked approximately 200 gallons of soybean oil on I-275 near Hebron, Kentucky, on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, reports WKRC Cincinnati.

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Erosion concerns in Tennessee may pose threat to ATV enthusiasts

Officials have been ordered to look into environmental concerns about the effects of all-terrain vehicles on a mountaintop in East Tennessee, reports The Washington Examiner.

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Ammonia leak in Iowa puts a county deputy in the hospital

A Fayette County deputy was taken to the hospital in Hawkeye, Iowa, on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, after being exposed to a chemical cloud from a leaking anhydrous ammonia tank, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Oil spill in Texas leaves no lasting damages

Holly Energy Partners (HEP) made an announcement on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, that it had recently begun a cleanup process to absorb oil that had spilled from a six-inch pipeline in the Permian Basin, Texas, reports Bloomberg News.

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Local hazmat team quickly contains a chemical leak in New Jersey

Construction crews in Belvidere, New Jersey, were tearing down a tower at the former BASF Corporation chemical plant when they inadvertently broke a pipe containing liquid vinyl acetate, reports LeighighValleyLive.com.

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Coast Guard called to contain oil spill in Georgia

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit was called to action in Savannah, Georgia, as reports of a fuel spill at Garden City Terminal on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, reports WSAV.com.

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Universal Studios facility evacuated due to chemical leak

A small chemical leak in a 15-story Universal Studios building in Los Angeles, California, forced city firefighters to evacuate the facility, reports KTLA.com.

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Roadway oil spill in Michigan halts traffic

At approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012, an industrial hauler began to leak oil by the gallon in Scio Township, Michigan, reports The Dexter Leader.

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A chemical spill in Missouri sends people to the hospital

Several people were sent to the hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on January 27, 2012, after a chemical mixture spill occurred, reports KFVS12.com.

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