STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND UPDATED: Oil well leak in Dunn County
(UPDATE: The below news release came out Wednesday. Beneath it is a link to the Thursday story by Dickinson Press reporter Lisa Call and then Thursday's update by the Associated Press; at the very bot... Posted on 9/1/10 at 4:06 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ammonia leak that caused an emergency alert at the San Onofre nuclear plant in November was caused by employees who failed to recognize degraded equipment and fix it, federal regulators said Friday.
A man who says he was injured three years ago by a sulfur dioxide gas leak at a sugar beet processing plant in North Dakota wants three companies to pay for unspecified medical expenses and lost wages.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of leaked State Department documents reveal a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy, divulging candid comments from world leaders and detailing occasional U.S. pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — A propane leak necessitated the closure of a Beltrami County road Monday.
Fern Lake Road Southwest, located in Grant Valley Township, was closed at about 10 a.m. after a leak was detected in a propane delivery truck.
The driver of the delivery truck, which was from Grand Rapids, Minn., realized that he was having mechanical problems and that propane was leaking, said Bemidji Fire Chief Dave Hoefer.
By Bethany Wesley , Forum Communications Co.
, August 31, 2010
TEXAS CITY, Texas — More than two months after oil from BP’s blown-out seafloor well first reached Louisiana, a bucket’s worth of tar balls that washed onto a Texas beach means the crude has arrived in every Gulf state.
Oil is still on the move, but the fleet of skimmers tapped to clean the worst-hit areas of the Gulf of Mexico is not. A string of storms has made the water too choppy for the boats to operate for more than a week off Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, even though the gusher continues.
By Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press
, July 09, 2010
NEW ORLEANS — Earlier this month, BP boldly predicted the oil gushing from the bottom of the sea would be reduced to a “relative trickle” within days, and President Barack Obama told the nation last week that as much as 90 percent would soon be captured. But those goals seemed wildly optimistic Thursday after yet another setback a mile underwater.
By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press
, June 25, 2010
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