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2017-08-30 Flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire
C. 2016-09-16 Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer Mosaic's New Wales, Mulberry, FL, Florida
3. 2016-05-01 Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails
E. 2016-01-16 Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency Flint, Michigan, U. S. Midwest
F. 2016-01-06 California state of emergency over methane leak Porter Ranch, Los Angeles
G. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
7. 2015-07-02 Mass evacuation after train with toxic substance derails
I. 2015-05-20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency Santa Barbara, Southern California
J. 2014-09-22 Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz. Cananea, North Mexico

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Flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire   Houston: During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the Arkema plant at Crosby lost refrigeration of chemical compounds which need to be kept cool California oil spill sparks state of emergency. Southern California BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal. Louisiana Huge fine in Amazon pollution case. Ecuador U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill   Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited pe... Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says. Louisiana Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'. Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well. Louisiana Seepage detected at oil spill site. Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking  Louisiana: BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion BP starting pressure test on well. Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up. Louisiana US Congress set to grill BP chief. U.S. Congress Obama in national address on oil. Washington Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'. Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf. Louisiana Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'   Washington: White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced Work resumes to plug US oil well. Louisiana Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'. House of Representatives Oil reaches coast in US disaster. Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion. Louisiana Oil spill after blast on oil rig


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  Louisiana: A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.    At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. hist...


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Flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire Map of Arkema plant Crosby Houston TX USA


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Aug.30
  Houston: During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the Arkema plant at Crosby lost refrigeration of chemical compounds which need to be kept cool


year 2016 Top ^

Sep.16 Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer
May.1  Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails Jan.16 Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency. U. S. Midwest Jan.6  California state of emergency over methane leak

year 2015 Top ^

Jul.2  BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill  Mass evacuation after train with toxic substance derails May.20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency   Southern California: A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast

year 2014 Top ^

Sep.22  Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz. May.15  Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles May.6  US climate impacts 'far reaching' Apr.10  Sriracha hot sauce factory declared a public nuisance Mar.26  BP oil leak into Lake Michigan Jan.10  West Virginia chemical spill creates water warning

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.15  Ex-Halliburton manager pleads guilty Sep.12  US molasses spill sparks shark alert Aug.5  'Toxic' train derails in Louisiana Jul.25 Halliburton to plead guilty on spill
. Houston Jul.21 US jets 'bombed' Great Barrier Reef. Queensland May.10  Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark Apr.10  High levels of lead found in US rice Apr.8  Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean' Feb.22  Washington State nuclear waste tanks leaking

year 2012 Top ^

Mar.2   BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal  Louisiana: BP says it has reached a deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill

year 2011 Top ^

Mar.16 US alarm over Japan atomic crisis
Feb.14 Huge fine in Amazon pollution case   Ecuador: A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron a reported $8bn for polluting a large part of the country's Amazon region Jan.5 Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'. Washington

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.15   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  Washington: The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties.    The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April killed 11 w...
Nov.9 Gulf oil spill firms 'complacent'
. Washington Sep.19   Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says  Louisiana: Officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, afternearly five months of hopes and criticism of nearly everyone involved Aug.16 Gulf oil spreads east on sea floor. Louisiana Aug.4   Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'  Louisiana: Almost three-quarters of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico has been cleaned up or broken down by natural forces Aug.3 BP starts 'static kill' on well  Louisiana: BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it BP ready to plug 'biggest leak'. Louisiana Jul.23 Oil workers set to leave as storm nears. Louisiana Jul.19 Leaks near BP well may be natural. Louisiana Jul.18 Seepage detected at oil spill site  Louisiana: Government says testing has revealed that there is a 'detected seep a distance from the well' Recapped Gulf oil well continues to hold. Louisiana Jul.17 BP extends testing of capped oil well. Louisiana Jul.16 Capped well not leaking, BP says. Louisiana Jul.15 BP says oil has stopped leaking
  Louisiana: BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion
 The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could last up to 48 hours. Obama said the development was a 'positive sign'
BP fixes leaking cap on oil well. Louisiana Jul.14 Preparations for BP oil well test under way. Louisiana Jul.13 BP delays pressure test on well. Louisiana BP starting pressure test on well  Louisiana: BP is starting a key test, expected to last between six and 48 hours, on its leaking Gulf of Mexico well to see if the flow of oil can be shut... Jul.10  BP in new attempt to plug oil leak Jul.9 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak. Louisiana Jun.29 Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up  Louisiana: Oil clean-up activities like skimming and controlled burning are halted because of the arrival of Hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico Jun.20 BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier'. Louisiana Jun.17  Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers Jun.16 US Congress set to grill BP chief  U.S. Congress: Tony Hayward is set to face a grilling, a day after the oil firm agreed a $20bn compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill  BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout Jun.15   Obama in national address on oil   Washington: US President has made his first national address from the Oval Office to outline his response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill  US oil firms 'not ready' for leak Jun.12  US urges quicker BP oil strategy Jun.10 Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'  Louisiana: Scientists estimate the leaking BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was releasing 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day through last week Jun.9  Oil spill spurs sickness in U.S. states Jun.6  Too soon to be 'pleased' with BP progress Jun.4 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  Louisiana: On day 46 of the oil spill, BP began to siphon oil from the ruptured undersea well to the surface, where it was flowing onto the awaiting drill...  Obama cautious on new move to halt leak Jun.3  BP set to lower US oil-spill cap May.30  'Well control' problems reported in March Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  Washington: White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.29 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails. Louisiana May.28  Obama to triple oil response manpower May.27 Work resumes to plug US oil well  Louisiana: BP resumes its operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak as US President Barack Obama defends his handling of the disaster May.26 BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan. Louisiana May.24  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants US toughens talk over Gulf spill. Washington May.23  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.21  US oil spill commission takes shape May.17  Obama to set up oil spill panel May.16  BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well May.12 Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  House of Representatives: Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... May.10  Oil firms 'set for Senate clash' May.8 Setback in oil containment bid. Louisiana May.4  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill May.3  BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick May.2  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.1 Weather hampers oil slick clean-up. Louisiana Apr.30  Air Force to spray chemicals on slick Apr.29 Oil reaches coast in US disaster  Louisiana: Up to 5,000 barrels of oil a day are spilling into the water. Oil has started washing ashore on the Gulf Coast from a leaking offshore well Apr.28 New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Louisiana Apr.25 Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Louisiana: Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing Apr.21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  Louisiana: A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher


year 2009 Top ^

May.19 Obama to curb vehicle emissions
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Nov.2 Report: Seafood faces collapse by 2048
. Washington Jun.22 Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years  Washington: The National Academy of Sciences: recent warmth is potentially the last several millennia