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B. 2015-07-02 BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill USA
C. 2015-07-02 Mass evacuation after train with toxic substance derails
D. 2015-05-20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency Santa Barbara, Southern California
E. 2015-05-03 Costa Rica shipwreck sparks toxic chemical spill alert Puntarenas, Costa Rica
F. 2015-04-25 Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Maspalomas, Canary Islands, Spain
G. 2015-04-14 Mexico oil spill cuts off drinking water for capital of state of Tabasco Villahermosa, Mexico
7. 2014-09-22 Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz. Cananea, North Mexico
2014-09-21 Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Buenavista, Sonora, North Mexico

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Spill, 21st Century, Time by Topic
Time Environmental Business Oil
2015
05/20 California oil spill sparks state of emergency
01/06 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
01/06 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
01/06 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
2014
09/21 Western Mexico state issues alerts for coppe...
02/19 Fukushima leaks radioactive water
Business
2014 2014
Business
Oil
2014 2014
Oil
2013
09/04 Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima
09/03 Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic...
09/01 Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher'...
08/27 Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serio...
08/20 Japan raising Fukushima leak alert
07/25 Halliburton to plead guilty on spill
Oil
2013 2013
Oil
2012
03/02 BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
03/02 BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
03/02 BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
2011
12/10 Radioactive water leaks in nuclear plant
10/12 'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway
10/10 NZ ship oil spill 'significant'
10/10 Spill NZ 'worst marine disaster'
10/09 NZ races to empty oil spill ship
10/08 'Serious questions' over NZ spill
04/05 Radioactive water leak stopped
03/29 Workers scramble to prevent water leak
04/20 BP sues Gulf oil spill companies
01/05 Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'
04/20 BP sues Gulf oil spill companies
01/05 Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'
2010
12/15 U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
10/07 Hungarian sludge reaches Danube
09/19 Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
08/04 Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'
08/03 BP starts 'static kill' on well
07/24 Oil spill vessels return to site
07/18 Seepage detected at oil spill site
07/17 BP oil well 'withstands pressure'
07/13 BP starting pressure test on well
07/12 BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well
06/29 Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up
06/16 US Congress set to grill BP chief
06/15 Obama in national address on oil
06/10 Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
06/04 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
05/30 Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
05/27 Work resumes to plug US oil well
04/25 Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
04/21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
12/15 U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
09/19 Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
07/24 Oil spill vessels return to site
07/13 BP starting pressure test on well
07/12 BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well
07/09 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak
06/16 US Congress set to grill BP chief
06/15 Obama in national address on oil
06/04 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
05/29 'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails
05/27 Work resumes to plug US oil well
04/21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
12/15 U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill
09/19 Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
08/04 Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'
08/03 BP starts 'static kill' on well
07/24 Oil spill vessels return to site
07/13 BP starting pressure test on well
07/12 BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well
07/09 BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak
06/16 US Congress set to grill BP chief
06/15 Obama in national address on oil
06/10 Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
06/04 BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
05/27 Work resumes to plug US oil well
04/25 Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
04/21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig
2007
12/07 Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
11/11 Russian oil tanker breaks in two
Business
2007 2007
Business
12/07 Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
2002
11/19 Tanker sank spilling oil
09/13 Oil spill threatens wildlife park
Business
2002 2002
Business
Oil
2002 2002
Oil
2001
01/22 Emergency over Galapagos oil-spill
Business
2001 2001
Business
Oil
2001 2001
Oil

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  BP to pay 12bn for Gulf oil spill  BP has reached an $18.7bn (12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.   Mass evacuation after train with toxic substance derails   More than 5,000 residents of the US state of Tennessee have been evacuated after a freight train carrying toxic chemicals derailed and caught... California oil spill sparks state of emergency Map of Santa Barbara USA  A state of emergency has been declared in southern California in the US after two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, formed off the coast Costa Rica shipwreck sparks toxic chemical spill alert Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Mexico oil spill cuts off drinking water for capital of state of Tabasco Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal   Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spill... Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Map of Buenavista Sonora Mexico  Sonora state agency is alerting people to avoid using water from the Sonora River after local municipalities complained of toxins   Fukushima leaks radioactive water Map of Fukushima Japan  Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Map of Fukushima Japan


July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul. 2   USA
  Tennessee


May 2015 ... more > Top ^
May.20   Southern California
May.3   Costa Rica


April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Apr.25   Spain
Apr.14   Mexico


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6   Nigeria Delta


year 2014 Top ^

Sep.22  North Mexico  Mexico: Alert over mine spill into river to Ariz.
Sep.21   North Mexico
Aug.10  North Mexico  Mine spill forces to restrict water supply to towns
Jul.7  Northern Japan  Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens meltdown
May.15  Ecuador  Galapagos in 'emergency' over stranded petrol tanker
 Los Angeles  Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles
Mar.26  Indiana  BP oil leak into Lake Michigan
Feb.19   Northern Japan
Jan.10  USA  West Virginia chemical spill creates water warning


year 2013 Top ^

Oct.3  Northern Japan  Worker error causes Fukushima leak
Sep.12  Hawaii  US molasses spill sparks shark alert
Sep.4   Northern Japan
Sep.3   Northern Japan
Sep.1   Northern Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
Aug.31  Shanghai  China chemical leak 'kills 15'
Aug.27   Northern Japan
Aug.20   Northern Japan
 Southern Philippines  Deadly ship collision also leaking oil along coastline
Aug.19  Northern Japan  New leak from storage tank at Japan nuclear plant
Aug.5  Louisiana  'Toxic' train derails in Louisiana
Aug.1  Thailand  Tourists abandon blackened Thai beach
Jul.28  Thailand  Oil spill in Thailand's sea reaches tourist island
Jul.25  Houston  Halliburton to plead guilty on spill
Jun.19  Northern Japan  Toxic substance in Fukushima water
Jun.9  Ecuador  Brazil 'on alert' over Ecuador spill
Feb.22  Washington State  Washington State nuclear waste tanks leaking


year 2012 Top ^

Oct.26  Northern Japan  Fish off Fukushima still contaminated
Oct.9  South Korea  Toxic leak in South Korea sickens thousands
Mar.2   Louisiana


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.10  Japan  Radioactive water leaks in nuclear plant
Oct.16  New Zealand  NZ ship oil-pumping resumes
Oct.12   New Zealand
Oct.10   New Zealand
  New Zealand
Oct.9  New Zealand  NZ races to empty oil spill ship
Oct.8  New Zealand  'Serious questions' over NZ spill
Oct.7  New Zealand  New Zealand battles to contain oil spill
Aug.15  Scotland  North Sea leak not expected on land
Aug.13  Scotland  Leak at North Sea oil platform
Jun.17  Northern Japan  Fukushima water clean-up halted
Apr.22  Louisiana  Rig culture 'factor in Gulf spill'
Apr.20  United Kingdom  BP sues Gulf oil spill companies
Apr.5   Northern Japan
Mar.29   Northern Japan
Feb.20  BP Oil Spill  Gulf spill 'devastated sea life'
Feb.2  Washington  Gulf 'to recover by end of 2012'
Jan.5  Washington  Cost cuts 'led to BP oil spill'


year 2010 Top ^

Dec.15   Washington
Oct.12  Hungary  Dams built to stem second toxic spill
Oct.9  Hungary  New damage in toxic sludge reservoir
Oct.8  Hungary  Toxic sludge may not harm Danube
Oct.7   Hungary
  Toxic red sludge from a spill at an industrial plant in Hungary has reached the River Danube.    A million cubic metres of the sludge spilled from a reservoir at an alumina plant in Ajka. 4 peo...
Oct.6  Washington  Oil spill probe raps White House Sep.19   Louisiana   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... Aug.16  Louisiana  Gulf oil spreads east on sea floor Aug.4   Louisiana Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.3   Louisiana   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  Louisiana  BP ready to plug 'biggest leak' Jul.24   Louisiana Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.19  Louisiana  Leaks near BP well may be natural Jul.18   Louisiana Seepage detected at oil spill site Jul.17   Louisiana BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.16  Louisiana  Capped well not leaking, BP says Jul.14  Louisiana  Preparations for BP oil well test under way Jul.13  Louisiana  BP delays pressure test on well   Louisiana BP starting pressure test on well Jul.12   Louisiana BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.10  Louisiana  BP in new attempt to plug oil leak 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.18  United Kingdom  BP 'strong despite spill setback' Jun.17  U.S. Congress  Congress tells BP ignored oil well dangers 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 spil...  Washington  BP to fund $20bn oil spill payout 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.12  Washington  US urges quicker BP oil strategy 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  London  Oil spill 'will not harm' UK-US ties Jun.9  Alabama  Oil spill spurs sickness in U.S. states 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...  Louisiana  Obama cautious on new move to halt leak Jun.3  Louisiana  BP set to lower US oil-spill cap May.30  Louisiana  'Well control' problems reported in March   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.28  Louisiana  Obama to triple oil response manpower May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.26   Louisiana BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.24  Washington  Feds tell BP to cut use of oil dispersants May.23  Louisiana  US warns it may 'push BP aside May.21  Washington  US oil spill commission takes shape May.17  Washington  Obama to set up oil spill panel May.16  Louisiana  BP: scheme to halt US oil leak working well May.8   Louisiana Setback in oil containment bid May.4  Louisiana  Funnel plan to battle Gulf spill May.2  Louisiana  Obama's sombre oil leak warning May.1   Louisiana Weather hampers oil slick clean-up Apr.30  Washington  Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick Apr.28   Louisiana New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion 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 2009 Top ^

Mar.13  Queensland  Australia declares oil spill disaster

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.7   South Korea Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea
Nov.11   Russia Russian oil tanker breaks in two

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.27  Northeast China  Harbin water supply resumes Nov.24  Beijing  China warns Russia of toxic slick

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.19   Spain Tanker sank spilling oil  17,000 tonnes of fuel oil was leaking Sep.13  South Africa  Oil spill threatens wildlife park Aug.17  Germany  Floods spark chemical spill fear Jun.5  Ecuador  Galapagos spill decimates iguanas

year 2001 Top ^

Jan.22  Ecuador  Emergency over Galapagos oil-spill
before year 2000
Dec. 2, 1984   Central India Bhopal disaster
Map of Bhopal India
  A gas leak incident at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plan considered the world's worst industrial disaster.At least 3,787 died