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Mine spill forces to restrict water supply to towns U.N. report: Our oceans are trashed with plastic Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles US climate impacts 'far reaching' World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN Sriracha hot sauce factory declared a public nuisance BP oil leak into Lake Michigan UN urges action over climate change West Virginia chemical spill creates water warning   BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal  BP says it has reached a deal with the largest group of plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill   The federal government joined the dozens of lawsuits against BP and several other companies over the massive oil spill, seeking unlimited penalties   Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says  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   Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'  Almost three-quarters of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico has been cleaned up or broken down by natural forces BP starts 'static kill' on well  BP has started the 'static kill' of its leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, a step towards permanently sealing it Oil spill vessels return to site  Ships involved in the effort to secure BP's blown-out oil well are preparing to resume work after a tropical storm weakened Seepage detected at oil spill site  Government says testing has revealed that there is a 'detected seep a distance from the well' BP oil well 'withstands pressure' BP says oil has stopped leaking
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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. 2016-05-08 Canada wildfire: Smoke alerts in Saskatchewan Saskatchewan, Western Canada
E. 2016-05-01 Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails
F. 2016-01-16 Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency Flint, Michigan, U. S. Midwest
G. 2016-01-06 California state of emergency over methane leak Porter Ranch, Los Angeles
H. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
I. 2015-07-02 Mass evacuation after train with toxic substance derails
J. 2015-05-20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency Santa Barbara, Southern California

Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer Canada wildfire: Smoke alerts in Saskatchewan Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails Michigan water contamination: Obama declares emergency California state of emergency over methane leak BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill Mass evacuation after train with toxic substance derails California oil spill sparks state of emergency   A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast E. coli found in Winnipeg water Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz. Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Map of Buenavista Sonora Mexico
Flood: 'No way to prevent' chemical plant blast or fire Map of Arkema plant Crosby Houston TX USA

year 2017 Top ^

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
May.8   Western Canada
May.1   Washington
Jan.16   U. S. Midwest
Jan.6   Los Angeles

year 2015 Top ^

Jul.2   USA
May.20   Southern California
Jan.28   Western Canada

year 2014 Top ^

Sep.22   North Mexico
Sep.21   North Mexico
  Sonora state agency is alerting people to avoid using water from the Sonora River after local municipalities complained of toxins

Aug.10   North Mexico
Jun.24   UN
May.15   Los Angeles
May.6   Washington
Apr.13   UN
Apr.10   Southern California
Mar.26   Indiana
Jan.16   UN
Jan.10   USA

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Mar.2   Louisiana

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Dec.15   Washington
Sep.19   Louisiana
Aug.4   Louisiana
Aug.3   Louisiana
Jul.24   Louisiana
Jul.18   Louisiana
Jul.17   Louisiana
Jul.15   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'
Jul.13   Louisiana BP starting pressure test on well Jul.12   Louisiana BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.9   Louisiana BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jun.29   Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up  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   Louisiana BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief  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 Jun.15   Washington   Obama in national address on oil   US President has made his first national address from the Oval Office to outline his response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'  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.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf  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... May.30   Washington Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.29   Louisiana 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well  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   Louisiana BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.24   Washington US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'  Congressional investigators believe the device meant to stop oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well after last month's rig explosion was fau... Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster  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.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion  Officials found oil was leaking from the well Deepwater Horizon. Rescuers suspended the search for 11 people missing Apr.21   Louisiana Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  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 2006 Top ^

Jun.22   Washington Study: Earth 'likely' hottest in 2,000 years  The National Academy of Sciences: recent warmth is potentially the last several millennia

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