Strong winds have worsened matters, causing the oil to spread across a wider distance. This spill not only threatens birds and other large animals in the bay, but also seafood species like shrimp, blue crab and oysters.
Since the 1979 accident, there has been an ongoing controversy over whether the radiation released at Three Mile Island led to an increase of cancer and infant mortality in the surrounding areas.
The collision sent 170,000 gallons of oil into the body of water that connects the Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and deals with up to 80 vessels per day. The oil quickly spread into neighboring bodies of water.
U.S. military officials did not report the contamination to Japanese authorities, and did nothing to alleviate the contamination.
"They were 55-gallon and, on occasion, 30-gallon drums. You could smell the chemicals and a few were stenciled with 'Defoliant' in white with 'Property KAB Special Services."
Five activists were arrested Mar. 20 in Pennsylvania's Tiadaghton State Park for protesting fracking operations there. Blocking the only access point to a wellpad, they chained themselves to barrels of concrete.
It's no coincidence that the collapsed buildings were served by a 127 year-old gas main; those in the labor movement are feeling the unfortunate burden of vindication.
Truth is stranger than fiction, so don't be surprised that the Koch Brothers, BP, and a web of multinationals have been hedging bets and kicking up dust on an industrial corridor of working-class neighborhoods between Chicago and Indiana.
The FOI request was prompted by Gov. John Kasich's failure to follow through on a 2011 law permitting fracking in Ohio's state parks.
Although the storm system that brought precipitation to LA is going to help combat the drought in the short-term, weather officials don't believe it will have a lasting effect. The drought is a product of climate change.