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B. 2016-09-16 Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer Mosaic's New Wales, Mulberry, FL, Florida
C. 2016-05-01 Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails
D. 2016-01-06 California state of emergency over methane leak Porter Ranch, Los Angeles
4. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
2015-05-20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency Santa Barbara, Southern California
G. 2014-09-22 Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz. Cananea, North Mexico
7. 2014-05-15 Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles
8. 2014-03-26 BP oil leak into Lake Michigan
J. 2014-01-10 West Virginia chemical spill creates water warning West Virginia, USA

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California oil spill sparks state of emergency. Southern California BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal. Louisiana 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: Officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, afternearly five months of hopes and criticism of nearly everyone... Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'. Louisiana 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 Seepage detected at oil spill site. Louisiana BP starting pressure test on well. Louisiana BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak. Louisiana BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier'. 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' 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 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails. Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well. Louisiana BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan. Louisiana Setback in oil containment bid. Louisiana Weather hampers oil slick clean-up. Louisiana New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 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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Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer Washington DC chemical leak after CSX freight train derails 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 Halliburton to plead guilty on spill. Houston   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 Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'. Washington   U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill


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Jan.6  California state of emergency over methane leak


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Jul.2  BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill
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Sep.22  Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz.
May.15  Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles
Mar.26  BP oil leak into Lake Michigan
Jan.10  West Virginia chemical spill creates water warning


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Sep.12  US molasses spill sparks shark alert
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Feb.22  Washington State nuclear waste tanks leaking


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Apr.22  Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill'
Feb.20  Gulf spill 'devastated sea life'
Feb.2  Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012'
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Dec.15
  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.8  Panel backs BP on spill findings Oct.28  Cement flaws 'known before spill' Sep.23  Video study estimates oil spill 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.    The Interior Department agency that regulates offshore drilling prono...
Sep.18  'One more test' needed on BP well 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.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' Jul.16 Capped well not leaking, BP says. 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. Louisiana Jul.9 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak  Louisiana: BP will start replacing the cap over the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend Jun.20 BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier'  Louisiana: A Deepwater Horizon rig worker has told the BBC that he identified a leak in the oil rig's safety equipment weeks before the explosion Jun.17 Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers. U.S. Congress 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. Washington 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 Jun.12 US urges quicker BP oil strategy. Washington 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. Alabama 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 ship Obama cautious on new move to halt leak. Louisiana Jun.3 BP set to lower US oil-spill cap. Louisiana May.30 'Well control' problems reported in March. Louisiana 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: The latest attempt to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak has failed, BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles has said May.28 Obama to triple oil response manpower. Louisiana 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: Nearly four hours after latest attempt, the oil giant's chief executive said he would not know for another 24 hours whether the plan is work... May.24 Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants. Washington May.23 US warns it may 'push BP aside. Louisiana May.21 US oil spill commission takes shape. Washington May.17 Obama to set up oil spill panel. Washington May.16 BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well. Louisiana May.8 Setback in oil containment bid  Louisiana: BP has encountered problems with the containment device it is trying to put over a blown-out well on the seabed of the Gulf of Mexico May.4 Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill. Louisiana May.2 Obama's sombre oil leak warning. Louisiana May.1 Weather hampers oil slick clean-up  Louisiana: Bad weather hampered efforts to tackle the huge Gulf of Mexico slick, with high seas and winds keeping boats and planes away from the clean-up... Apr.30 Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick. Washington Apr.28 New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill  Louisiana: The estimated amount of oil leaking from a sunken rig has increased to as much as 5,000 barrels a day -- 5 times more than what was believed 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