FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Duke says it will provide bottled water to residents living near coal ash pits in North Carolina. So far, more than 150 residential wells tested near Duke's dumps have failed to meet state groundwater standards. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Prosecutors: Duke Energy could have avoided Dan River spill

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As part of a negotiated settlement with federal prosecutors, Duke agreed to pay $68 million in fines and $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation that will benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.
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Deal reached between Michigan, Enbridge over 2010 oil spill

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A settlement between the state and Enbridge Energy filed in Calhoun County court Tuesday, nearly five years after a broken pipeline released more than 800,000 gallons of oil, requires the company to continue to monitor the impacts of the spill on the environment. The company also agreed to spend $75 million, much of it on various projects, including a dam removal and improved access to boating and fishing on the river. Some have been finished.
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Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

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The American Petroleum Institute petitioned the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to block a requirement that railroad tank cars known to fail be phased out or upgraded.
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New York State Troopers stand at the main entrance of the Indian Point nuclear power plant Saturday May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Reactor at New York nuclear plant that spilled thousands of gallons of oil could be offline for weeks

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Several thousand gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson River after a Saturday transformer fire on the non-nuclear side of the Indian Point plant.
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New York State Troopers stand at the main entrance of the Indian Point nuclear power plant Saturday May 9, 2015, after a transformer failed at New York's Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant, causing a fire that has been extinguished in Buchanan, N.Y. A spokesman for Entergy says the unit has shut down automatically and is safe and stable. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Nuclear plant fire results in Hudson River oil spill

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Part of a New York nuclear power plant remained offline Sunday after a transformer fire created another problem: thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River, officials said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said emergency crews were out on the water near Buchanan trying to contain and clean up transformer fluid that leaked from Indian Point 3.
Burning oil tank cars from a BNSF train that derailed at Heimdal, North Dakota lay askew along the railroad tracks on Wednesday afternoon, May 6, 2015. The train pulling 107 tank cars filled with crude oil was passing through the small town when six of the cars derailed. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

BNSF reopens track at ND site of oil train derailment, fire

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BNSF Railway resumed shipments Friday along a track in North Dakota two days after an oil train derailed and caught fire, and cleanup continued on crude that spilled into nearby wetlands.
Oceaneering International displays its remotely operated underwater vehicle at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on Monday. Oceaneering's ROVs took part in repairing damage at a blown-out well during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill five years ago.

OTC: Robots and automation offshore create new safety and cyber risks

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Increasing computerization and automation offshore open up the possibility of dangerous disruptions, driven by errant software updates and plugged-in flash drives. One incident has already taken place.
Burning oil tank cars from a BNSF train that derailed at Heimdal, North Dakota lay askew along the railroad tracks on Wednesday afternoon, May 6, 2015. The train pulling 107 tank cars filled with crude oil was passing through the small town when six of the cars derailed. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Oil in North Dakota derailment was treated to cut volatility

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Hess Corp. spokesman John Roper said the company’s oil complied with a state law that requires propane, butane and other volatile gases to be stripped out of crude before it can be transported. That conditioning process lowers the vapor pressure of the oil to reduce the chance of an ignition during a crash.
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Investigators release records of fiery North Dakota derailment

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Federal investigators said in the documents that a broken train axle found after the derailment might have been prevented if BNSF railroad had inspected it more carefully and found a pre-existing flaw.
This July 6, 2013 file photo shows smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

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There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just across the border in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.