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Shell Reports 'Light Sheen' In Gulf Of Mexico, Dispatches Spill Vessel

April 12, 2012

WASHINGTON –  Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA, RDSA.LN) is reporting a "light sheen" in the central portion of the Gulf of Mexico, but says it has no "current indication" that oil is coming from nearby wells.
Shell says it has dispatched an oil-spill response vessel to the location, between the Mars and Ursa production areas, and has requested flights to monitor the one-by-ten-mile sheen with aerial surveillance.
Shell says it has notified the National Response Center and is acting out of "prudent caution." The company said it does not yet know where the sheen is coming from.

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Cleanup of polluted MichCon site on Huron River in Ann Arbor will start in August

April 4/11/2012

A massive environmental cleanup of the polluted MichCon property in Ann Arbor is set to take place between August and October pending state approval.

Nearly 50 people packed into Cobblestone Farm Tuesday night to hear Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official discuss the plans submitted by DTE Energy.

MichCon has been a subsidiary of DTE since 2001. It ran a manufactured gas plant along the south bank of the Huron River decades ago and left the site polluted — a problem DTE inherited and is now working cooperatively with the DEQ to address.

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Marathon Petroleum works to cut Detroit pollution

April 9, 2012

Marathon Petroleum Co. says it's taking steps to cut down on pollution at its Detroit refinery under an agreement with federal regulators.

The Detroit Free Press reports Friday that the company says it's installed new equipment to control toxic air emissions in Detroit and will spend $2.2 million there to make more improvements. The actions are part of a broader settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.

The company and the EPA have been negotiating a settlement since 2008.

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Coast Guard responds to fuel oil discharge on lower Mississippi River

April 10, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, together with the Louisiana Department of Envrionmental Quality and Plaquemines Parish, is responding to a report of a fuel oil discharge, Tuesday, on the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 84, approximately 10 miles downriver from New Orleans.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification at 10:08 p.m., Monday, reporting that the 803-foot tanker vessel, Overseas Beryl, was discharging No. 6 heavy fuel oil into the Mississippi River following vessel refueling operations at Nine Mile Anchorage.

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69 spills reported in North Sea

April 9, 2012

There have been 69 reported incidents of oil and chemical spills in the North Sea during the last three months, figures have revealed.
A total of 18 companies have been named in the table of incidents published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The most recent one reported was the Total gas leak at the Elgin platform on March 25, with its status described as "under review".
Oil & Gas UK, which represents offshore companies, said the leaks were "relatively small" and many of the chemicals "benign".

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