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Intel Brief

Oil spill worse than initially thought. Enbridge Energy, Inc. officials reported January 14 that 15,330 gallons of crude oil leaked from a 22-inch pipeline near Everton, Missouri, forcing officials to shut down Highway M in Lawrence County while crews from Enbridge and the State Department of Natural Resources worked to clean up the spill. ____________________________ […]

Intel Brief

OSHA cites Wisconsin metal fabrication company for safety failures after investigation of teenaged worker’s fatal injuries, two weeks after starting job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited G.D. Roberts and Co. Inc. with 16 serious and 1 other-thanserious safety and health violations December 27 after the death of a worker in July 2016 prompted […]

Intel Brief

150,000 gallons of wastewater leak in DeWitt, Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that around 150,000 gallons of untreated wastewater were discharged into Silver Creek in DeWitt Nov. 9. Officials were working to repair the issue and redirect wastewater into the city lagoon. ____________________________ Evacuations follow chlorine gas leak in Port Allegany. McKean […]

Intel Brief November 2016

United States takes action to address alleged renewable fuel standard violations by NGL Crude Logistics and Western Dubuque Biodiesel. The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a $6 million settlement with Western Dubuque Biodiesel LLC October 4 to resolve alleged Renewable Fuel Standard program violations for generating renewable identification […]

Intel Brief — October 2016

Officials trying to clean up oil spill before it seeps into groundwater. Nearly 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled near the South Fork of the Eel River in south Humboldt, California, September 11 after a petroleum tanker overturned. Officials from the California Department of Parks and Recreation were working to determine if the oil leaked into […]