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Coast Guard Prepares To Reopen Texas Shipping Route

The Coast Guard is preparing to reopen a key shipping route days after an oil spill dumped four-thousand barrels of fuel into Galveston Bay in Texas.

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Crews Contain Oil Spill in Acushnet River

Environmental officials are trying to determine the cause of an oil slick in the Acushent River, near the sawmill property. An official with the Mass. DEP tells WBSM News the oil apparently entered the river from a combined sewer overflow pipe

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TSM - Absorbent pads are used to clean up Thursday's oil spill.
TSM - Absorbent pads are used to clean up Thursday's oil spill.

Origin of New Bedford Oil Spill Unknown

Authorities believe Thursday's oil spill in New Bedford harbor began north of the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge, but that's all they know about the spill's origin.

The fuel spill was discovered around 7:30am Thursday

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New Bedford Harbor Oil Spill

There was an oil spill reported this morning around 8 am near Pier 3 in New Bedford's inner harbor.

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Oil Spill Blocks Traffic in New Bedford’s North End

New Bedford Police and cleanup crews were called to the North End Wednesday afternoon to a report of an oil spill on the road.

According to police, the 50-gallon drum of home heating oil spilled in the back of an oil burner service box truck, and leaked out onto Belleville Ave between Coffin Ave and Collette Street

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BP to Pay Massive Penalties in Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Oil giant BP is being hit with massive penalties from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The company will pay out four-billion-dollars and plead guilty to felony misconduct charges. Eleven workers died in the disaster which also saw nearly five-million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico over the course of nearly three months

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