Spills

Size of Pipeline Spill Again Underestimated in North Carolina

A major pipeline in the U.S. was underestimated by the amount of fuel spilled which is now estimated to be more than 1.2 million gallons spilled.

Texas Oil Company Agrees to Fine for Wastewater Spill

Merit Energy Company is held responsible for a 2018 spill and agrees to pay a $115,000 fine for the damages.

Delaware Sewer Break Discharges Wastewater into River

Wastewater flows into Delaware river after a force main break.

Frozen Pipe Burst Causes Wastewater Spill

A frozen ethanol pipe in Nebraska burst and caused a wastewater spill.

Sewer Blockage Pushes Waste Into 300 New York City Homes

A blocked sewer main flooded basements last month with brown filth and left residents in the neighborhood near New York City’s Kennedy Airport feeling sickened by the stench.

Sewage from Manhole Spills into Durham, N.C. Creek

City officials in Durham, N.C., said the state Department of Environmental Quality was notified after a buildup of rags blocked a sewer main and caused a spill into Ellerbe Creek.

Georgia-Based Colonial Sues Contractor over Alabama Spill

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. has sued an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened gasoline supplies along the East Coast three years ago.

3 Million Gallons of Untreated Sewage Spill into Puget Sound

Puget Sound beaches were temporarily closed after millions of gallons of sewage flowed into the water.

Outdated Sewer System Responsible for Virus in Famed Croatian Oysters

Authorities have detected norovirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, in parts of the Mali Ston bay — triggering shock and alarm among the breeders.