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  • Honeywell monitoring acid leak

    May 15, 2012 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Honeywell chemical plant officials are investigating the cause of a leak at their Baton Rouge facility. Company spokesman Peter Dalpe tells The Advocate hydrofluoric acid began leaking at 10:30 a.m. Monday, but the chemical was contained quickly and did not spread outside the facility's grounds.... more »
  • Oil Spill Seeping into Crowley Waterways 10PM

    May 30, 2011 12:02 AM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are working to clean up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil began spilling Saturday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue, and that oil has made it's way into nearby Bayou Blanc. "We are... more »
  • Natural Gas Leak in Lafayette Parish

    February 4, 2011 12:06 AM

    Lafayette Hazmat, Sheriff's Department, and the Fire Department are on scene of a natural gas in the 1200 Block of Breaux Road. Officials with the Lafayette Sheriff's Department say that the leak is coming from a pumping well. There are no evacuations at this time, but they are preparing... more »
  • Tanker Leak in Lafayette

    January 17, 2011 1:19 AM

    Tense moments at an apparent gas leak in Lafayette near the railroad tracks off Cameron Street. Officials say some sort of a *leak* was detected. Initial concern was it could be a toxic gas, so police blocked off several roads in the area. But the situation was determined to be... more »
  • Coast Guard: Sheen not likely from active oil leak

    September 3, 2010 9:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day after a fire on an offshore oil platform off the central Louisiana coast, federal investigators went aboard to make sure no oil is leaking from the site. The Coast Guard said Friday that no oil is believed to be leaking from the platform, which... more »
  • 7 in Intensive Care After Ala. Plant Ammonia Leak

    August 24, 2010 8:35 PM

    THEODORE, Ala. (AP) - Seven people remained hospitalized in intensive care Tuesday as federal investigators sought the cause of an ammonia leak a day earlier in a plant that freezes chickens. An attorney for Millard Refrigerated Services, which operates the coastal Alabama plant, said there had been no similar problems... more »
  • Oil Leak from Well in Jefferson Parish Capped

    August 2, 2010 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a leak from an abandoned oil well on Bayou St. Denis in southern Jefferson Parish has been capped. Capt. John Arenstam says the leak was capped shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. A barge struck the long abandoned well on July 27. Oil... more »
  • Weather Hurting Efforts to Plug Leak

    July 21, 2010 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical rainstorms moving toward the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday threatened to shut down undersea efforts to seal BP's ruptured well, interrupting work just as engineers get close to plugging the leak with mud and cement. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad... more »
  • BP Prepares to Test New Cap Installed on Oil Leak

    July 13, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After securing a new, tight-fitting cap on top of the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP prepared Tuesday to begin tests to see if it will hold and stop fresh oil from polluting the waters for the first time in nearly three months. The... more »
  • Crews Drill Deep into Gulf of Mexico to Halt Leak

    June 20, 2010 6:49 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Drilling crews are grinding ever deeper to build the relief wells that are the best hope of stopping the massive oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The crew of Transocean Ltd.'s Development Driller II finished pouring cement Sunday morning... more »
  • BP was not forthcoming about the possibility oil could leak faster

    June 1, 2010 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says BP was not forthcoming about the possibility oil could leak faster as a result of the latest attempt to contain the Gulf spill. White House Energy Adviser Carol Browner said over the weekend that cutting and capping the damaged oil... more »
  • 48 Hours Before Clear if Mud Stops Oil Leak

    May 28, 2010 7:20 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - The chief executive of BP PLC says it will be about 48 hours before they know if pumping heavy mud into a blown-out well is successful in stopping the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. CEO Tony Hayward said that his confidence level in the well-plugging... more »
  • Gulf Awaits Word on Latest Bid to Plug Oil Leak

    May 27, 2010 9:29 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP hopes to know by Thursday afternoon whether its latest attempt to plug a blown-out undersea well with heavy mud may finally slow the oil that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC was pumping heavy mud into the leaking well off Louisiana's coast... more »
  • BP: 2,000 Barrels a Day Now Captured From Oil Leak

    May 18, 2010 9:21 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - BP says its mile-long tube siphoning oil from a blown-out well is bringing more crude to the surface. In a news release Tuesday, BP PLC says the narrow tube is now drawing 2,000 barrels a day for collection in a tanker, double the amount when it... more »
  • Plan of Action to Stop Leak

    May 13, 2010 12:34 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - BP officials say they have decided to first try sucking oil away from the gushing Gulf well with a tube that will be inserted into the jagged pipe leaking on the seafloor. Company spokesman Bill Salvin said BP hopes to start moving the 6-inch... more »
  • Investigation Into Oil Spill Reveals Safety Device Had A Leak

    May 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Henry Waxman says that his committee's investigation into the Gulf oil spill reveals that a key safety device, the blowout preventer, had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system. The California Democrat said in a hearing Wednesday that the investigation also discovered that the well had... more »
  • Robot Shot Chemical Dispersant Into Oil Leak

    May 10, 2010 1:12 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A remote-controlled submarine shot a chemical dispersant into the maw of a massive undersea oil leak Monday, further evidence that authorities expect the gusher to keep erupting into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks or more. Crews using the deep-sea robot attempted to... more »
  • BP: Continuously Spray Chemicals To Stop Oil Leak

    May 10, 2010 12:02 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A BP official is telling The Associated Press that the company has received federal approval to continuously spray chemicals underwater on the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC spokesman Mark Proegler said the company received Environmental Protection Agency approval... more »
  • Jindal Issues State Declaration of Emergency for Oil Leak

    April 29, 2010 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued a state declaration of emergency in preparation for predicted impact of oil along the Louisiana coast leaking from the Deepwater Horizon which threatens the state's natural resources.
  • Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Has Become Far Worse

    April 29, 2010 11:47 AM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - A massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has become far worse than initially thought crept toward the coast Thursday as government officials offered help from the military to prevent a disaster that could destroy fragile marshlands along the shore. An executive for BP... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon: Efforts to Stop the Oil Leak Continues

    April 26, 2010 10:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities continue to monitor the size and direction of a Gulf of Mexico oil sheen by air, while using robotic underwater equipment to try to shut off its source at a wrecked deepwater drilling platform. The Coast Guard and the companies that owned an operated the rig... more »
  • Opelousas water leak being repaired

    October 30, 2009 10:01 AM

    In St. Landry parish, city leaders tell KATC, the water leak in front of the main fire department in Opelousas is being worked on. The oak tree whose roots were splitting the line and causing the leak has been removed and repair crews are on the job.

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