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Commercial Ship Discharges Now Need Clean Water Permit

Commercial Ship Discharges Now Need Clean Water Permit

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2008 (ENS) – A new general permit will reduce releases of 26 types of discharges from vessels operating in U.S. waters, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Beginning today, some 61,000 domestically flagged commercial vessels and 8,000 foreign flagged vessels will need to comply with the discharge permit. As a…

Tropical Storm Hanna Aims at Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Ike Next

Tropical Storm Hanna Aims at Atlantic Coast, Hurricane Ike Next

MIAMI, Florida, September 5, 2008 (ENS) – Tropical Storm Hanna is heading toward the coast of South and North Carolina “in a hurry” says the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Packing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with higher gusts, forecasters say Hanna could reach the coast in less than 12 hours as…

Ship Pilot Charged in San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

Ship Pilot Charged in San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – The pilot of the container ship that collided with the San Francisco Bay Bridge last November resulting in a 58,000 gallon oil spill, was charged Monday with violating two federal laws, the Clean Water Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. According to the criminal charges filed…

Canadian Bulk Carrier Spills Oil Into Maumee River

Canadian Bulk Carrier Spills Oil Into Maumee River

The Canadian bulk carrier Algonorth tied up to the Midwest Marine Terminal. (Photo credit unknown) TOLEDO, Ohio, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – Droves of cleanup workers spent much of the weekend trying to contain and collect 3,300 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into Ohio’s Maumee River Friday night by a Canadian bulk carrier. Loaded…