Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests
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Greek oil spill effort stalled by cleanup vessel arrests

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, further complicating efforts to contain the oil that has polluted the Greek capital’s coastline. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Wednesday that the two were arrested on smuggling charges … Continue reading

New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill
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New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials refused for weeks to share water-quality data with their state counterparts following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, New Mexico’s top environmental regulator testified Thursday. The move by federal agencies aimed to downplay the severity of the … Continue reading

California Oil Spill
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California Oil Spill

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it’s becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast. The combination of sunlight and waves helped evaporate and dissolve some of … Continue reading