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Oil spill panel: BP missed systemic hazards, lax on overall safety

WASHINGTON — BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn’t as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety panel concludes. Eleven workers were killed in the April 2010 explosion ...

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Corps: New National Wetland Plant List now available

VICKSBURG —The updated National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) is now available, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. The NWPL plays a critical role in wetland determinations under the Clean Water Act. Wetlands are evaluated using three parameters — soils, hydrology and vegetation. Using sampling protocols outlined in the Regional Supplements to the 1987 wetland delineation manual, the ...

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Madison approves smoking ban

MADISON — Madison has adopted a smoke-free-air ordinance, switching from a voluntary ban on tobacco that all city businesses followed. The change passed unanimously on Tuesday. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler is expected to sign the ordinance Wednesday or Thursday. The law will go into effect 30 days after she signs it. Butler tells The Clarion-Ledger the reason for moving from ...

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