Posts Tagged ‘leak’

Coast Guard allows restricted traffic at oil spill site

by Associated Press Published: January 31,2013

Tags: accident, barge, boat, boating, bridge, cleanup, collision, crude oil, emergency, leak, navigation, oil spill, river water, shipping, towboat, transportation

VICKSBURG — The Coast Guard is permitting restricted commercial vessel traffic on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg as crews work to remove oil from a leaking barge, a Guard spokesman said today. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski said southbound commercial traffic will be allowed to pass through the area during daylight hours and northbound commercial […] [...]

Boats creep by as oil cleanup continues on Mississippi

VICKSBURG — Water vessels were moving cautiously today through a section of the Mississippi River where a barge was leaking oil as Coast Guard officials attempted to ease the economic impact of shutting down one of the nation’s vital commerce routes. Crews on Wednesday began pumping oil from the leaking barge onto another barge — […] [...]

Boats still idled by oil spill on Mississippi; reopening uncertain

VICKSBURG — With more than 50 vessels idled on the water for a fourth day today, authorities said they still do not know when they will be able to reopen a 16-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to an oil spill. A plan to pump oil from a leaking barge […] [...]

River remains closed as oil spill cleanup continues

VICKSBURG — Barges transporting commerce idled among the nearly four-dozen vessels stacked up today along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River, denied transit as crews feverishly sought to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident. Workers have been skimming oily water around the clock near Vicksburg ever since a barge […] [...]

Regulators want to know where gas is going

by Associated Press Published: September 10,2012

Tags: energy, gas, leak, natural gas, pipeline, regulator, state government

JACKSON COUNTY — A state regulatory panel wants to know why a distribution system in a south Mississippi community is losing large amounts of natural gas. The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point/Escatawpa Gas Distribution System is unable to account for 42 percent of its natural gas, resulting in $2.8 million in lost revenue last […] [...]

Leaking Keesler generator spills diesel into bay

by MBJ Staff Published: August 31,2012

Tags: accident, bay, cleanup, defense, diesel, ecosystem, environment, fuel, leak, military, pollution, saltewater, spill, water, wildlife

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base reported it is responding to a diesel fuel spill from the base commissary generator that leaked into a storm drain leading to Biloxi’s Back Bay yesterday. Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, said the base’s fire department, hazardous materials spill team and environmental officials are on scene […] [...]

Gas leak stopped; residents back home after nearly week-long evacuation

by MBJ Staff Published: July 26,2012

Tags: environment, evacuation, gas, health, leak, poison, pollution, public health, state agency

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency and Escambia Operating Company, LLC report a gas well leaking hydrogen sulfide has been stopped and the well is secure. In the 36 hours since the free flow of gas from the well was stopped air quality monitoring indicates the area is safe, according to the […] [...]

Natural gas leak forces families to evacuate

by Associated Press Published: December 28,2010

Tags: energy, evacuations, leak, natural gas

COVNIGTON COUNTY — Authorities say about 25 families were evacuated in eastern Covington County today while crews worked on repairing a natural gas pipe leak. Nikki Pressley, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, says an area within a mile of the leak was evacuated today for safety precautions. No injuries have been reported. […] [...]

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