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  • No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway.
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  • The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil in Galveston Bay continued Sunday, a day after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of fuel collided with a ship.
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  • Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the largest oil spill in the U.S.
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  • Oil spill on the Delaware River
  • Environmental officials say they are monitoring the cleanup a spill of about 1,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River near Philadelphia.
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  • Oil spill on the Delaware River
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  • Railroad crews in Philadelphia continue to transfer flammable crude oil from cars that derailed on a bridge near a busy highway.
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  • Heating oil spill in Gloucester City
  • The Coast Guard is supervising the cleanup after some 150 gallons of heating oil spilled into the Delaware River.
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  • BP
  • A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of obstruction a federal investigation of the company's massive oil spill.
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  • A major cleanup is underway after thousands of gallons of gasoline spilled from a leaking tank off Route 30 in Chester County.
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  • With billions of dollars at stake, the trial to figure out how much more BP and other companies should pay for the nation's worst offshore oil spill began Monday.
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  • A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Action News
  • A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., on Sunday, spilling light crude into the Mississippi River and closing the waterway for eight miles in each direction, the Coast Guard said. A second barge was damaged.
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  • The eruption of a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico left two workers missing and four others badly burned.
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  • An explosion and fire ripped through a Gulf oil platform Friday as workers used a cutting torch, sending four people to a hospital with burns and leaving two missing in waters off Louisiana.
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  • This image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil  rig Deepwater Horizon Wednesday April 21, 2010. The Coast Guard by sea and air planned to search overnight for 11 workers missing since a thunderous explosion rocked an oil  drilling platform that continued to burn late Wednesday.
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  • Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators.
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  • See photos from the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill.
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  • A federal jury has rejected claims that Kevin Costner and his business partner duped fellow actor Stephen Baldwin and a friend out of millions of dollars from a BP contract for using oil cleanup devices in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
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  • Actor Kevin Costner says he was heartbroken as he watched millions of gallons of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and that he headed to New Orleans to see if cleanup devices he helped develop could aid the recovery effort.
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  • The owner of an oil tanker that spilled 400 gallons of fuel into San Francisco Bay has agreed to pay nearly $2 million as part of a settlement with state and local authorities.
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  • Action News
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. says it is cleaning up about 80,000 gallons of oil that spilled from a pipeline in rural Louisiana.
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  • Federal prosecutors brought the first criminal charges Tuesday in the Gulf oil spill, accusing a former BP engineer of deleting more than 300 text messages that indicated the blown-out well was spewing far more crude than the company was telling the public at the time.
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  • Authorities say over 600 gallons of diesel oil spilled from a broken pipeline in South Jersey.
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  • When fishermen returned to the deep reefs of the Gulf of Mexico weeks after BP's gushing oil well was capped, they started catching grouper and red snapper with large open sores and strange black streaks, lesions they said they'd never seen and promptly blamed on the spill.
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  • BP
  • BP's settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it.
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  • Wind gusts pushed oil fumes into the homes of Paulsboro residents, while cleanup crews battled high winds to contain the oil from Thursday's spill at a New Jersey refinery.
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  • Refinery spill in Paulsboro, N.J.
  • A massive oil spill at the closed Paulsboro Refinery in South Jersey is sending sickening fumes over the region.
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  • Refinery spill in Paulsboro, N.J.
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  • Refinery spill in Paulsboro, N.J.
  • Residents in three states are reporting a strong odor of fuel after spill at a New Jersey refinery.
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  • An oil tanker barge collided with another barge Friday on the Mississippi, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mile stretch of the river, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
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  • Action News
  • An oil spill near the coast of Nigeria is likely the worst to hit those waters in a decade, a government official said Thursday, as slicks from the Royal Dutch Shell PLC spill approached the country's southern shoreline.
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  • Cameron International, the maker of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer that failed to stop last year's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has agreed to pay $250 million to BP under a legal settlement, BP said Friday.
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  • Action News
  • A government plan that ends most of BP's responsibility for cleaning up oil washing onto the Gulf Coast marks a shift toward restoration efforts by the company, but many in the region are worried about who will handle the monitoring of long-term effects from the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
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  • A key federal report blames poor management, key missteps and a faulty cement job by BP and others for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history and the deaths of 11 rig workers.
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  • Federal officials still remain unsure how many Exxon pipelines carrying hazardous fuels cross the nation's rivers and streams, nor can they say how deeply those pipelines are buried.
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  • The state of Montana has cut its ties to a joint Exxon Mobil-government command post overseeing an oil spill along the Yellowstone river.
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  • Authorities struggled Sunday to gauge the environmental and crop damage from tens of thousands of gallons of oil that spilled into the legendary Yellowstone River, as Montana's governor criticized Exxon Mobil for downplaying the scope of the disaster.
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  • BP is suing Transocean for at least $40 billion in damages, accusing the rig owner of causing last year's deadly blowout.
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  • Get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys every day on 6abc.com.
  • Citgo does not have to pay $177 million in cleanup costs stemming from the massive 2004 spill of crude oil from a tanker nearing its dock on the Delaware River, a federal judge has ruled.
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  • Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist's video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor.
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  • The Justice Department on Wednesday sued BP and eight other companies in the Gulf oil spill disaster in an effort to recover billions of dollars from the largest offshore spill in U.S. history.
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  • A key federal investigative panel is nearing the final stretch in its quest to assign blame for the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
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  • It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without oysters.
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  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • BP and its contractors missed and ignored warning signs prior to the massive oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Containment cap offers hope even as oil spews on
  • BP and the Obama administration are discussing a possible settlement over fines for the company's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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  • BP
  • Oil giant BP PLC laid much of the blame for the rig explosion and the massive Gulf of Mexico spill on workers at sea, other companies and a complex series of failures.
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  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • A crane hoisted a key piece of oil spill evidence to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, giving investigators their first chance to personally scrutinize the blowout preventer, the massive piece of equipment that failed to stop the gusher four months ago.
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  • BP PLC said the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico was removed from the company's well on Friday afternoon.
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  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • Engineers removed a temporary cap Thursday that stopped oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's blown-out well in mid-July. No more oil was expected to leak into the sea, but crews were standing by with collection vessels just in case.
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  • Jay Leno brought comedy and cash to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help the area recover from the BP oil spill.
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