The Valero oil refinery in Benicia is facing nearly $200,000 in potential fines for spilling more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Suisun Bay and Carquinez Strait, including excessive concentrations of selenium and cyanide, state regulators said Tuesday.
A worker at the plant failed to open a valve on Jan. 18, causing 1.13 million gallons of industrial sludge to flow into the bay over a seven-hour period, according to a civil complaint filed by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.
As of Friday morning, about 88,200 gallons of oil have leaked from a Shell flow line into the Gulf of Mexico. The post Almost 90,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill Into The Gulf Of Mexico appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The derailment saw nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil dumped in and around the James River. The post Rail Company Fined $361,000 For Oil Train Spill Into Virginia River appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Residents have reportedly smelled and tasted oil in their drinking water downstream from the spill, and the city's water plant has stopped drawing from the river. The post 50,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil Spills Into Partially Frozen Yel...
Six years after spilling more than 27,000 barrels of oil into local rivers, Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership is finally facing the music. But the music is a little soft. The post This $177 Million Oil Spill Fine Is Everything Tha...