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  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Arizona teen a 'serial rapist' who victimized 18 girls, sheriff says

    An 18-year-old high school student in Arizona has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least 10 and as many as 18 high school girls, and authorities continued to plead Friday for any additional victims to come forward. Tyler Kost was...
  • North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy for crack in earthen dam

    MONCURE, N.C. -- Regulators in North Carolina cited Duke Energy on Friday for a crack in an earthen dam holding back coal ash slurry at a retired coal-burning plant, where the utility was cited March 20 for illegally dumping coal ash waste into the Cape...
  • Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation

    Explosion at Wyoming natural gas plant leads to town's evacuation
    An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming forced the evacuation of the nearby town of Opal, a plant spokeswoman said Wednesday.  No injuries were immediately reported among the plant's 42 employees or anyone in Opal, about...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Health takes a back seat to coal

    When you look at pictures of the chemical tanks sitting on the banks of the Elk River in West Virginia, you can only wonder why anyone would put dangerous chemicals in metal tanks on the shore of a river. Did anyone worry that the river might flood...
  • Fed report slams safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear facility

    Workers at a New Mexico nuclear waste storage facility that suffered an underground fire and radiation leak last month lack adequate safety training, oversight or a proper response plan for emergencies, a federal investigation has found. In a report...
  • Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater

    Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater
    MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal. They...
  • North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators cite Duke Energy over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws. The North...
  • Duke Energy receives 5 more citations weeks after coal ash spill

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the...
  • Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement

    Court slaps down BP's motion to torpedo its own gulf spill settlement
    No dice, BP.  That's what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans told the giant oil company in a ruling issued late Monday. The judges rejected BP's motion to block payments to victims of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • Evacuation Orders Lifted After HazMat Train Derailment

    Evacuation Orders Lifted After HazMat Train Derailment
    LITTLEROCK, Calif. (KTLA) -- Residents in Littlerock have been allowed to return home after a Union Pacific train carrying hazardous materials derailed, causing concerns of a chemical leak. The accident happened around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday near the...