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'Compensation to Tamil Nadu oil spill victims a priority'

The priority now will be on compensating the victims of the oil spill caused by the collision of two ships carrying petroleum products off Kamarajar Port here, said a top official of the Directorate General Shipping on Monday.

Chennai oil spill: Human error caused ships to collide, says Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar

Chennai oil spill: Human error caused ships to collide, says Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar

It is an unfortunate incident caused by human error. The government is making all efforts to remove the oil slick from the sea," Jayakumar told reporters here.

NGT seeks response of Centre, others on oil spill off Tamil Nadu coast

The National Green Tribunal on Monday sought the response of the Centre, the Tamil Nadu government and others by Tuesday on pleas seeking compensation to people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved.

NGT issues notice to Centre, others on plea seeking compensation to people affected by Chennai oil spill

NGT issues notice to Centre, others on plea seeking compensation to people affected by Chennai oil spill

The development came after a petition, which has also sought constitution of an expert committee to oversee and monitor the entire clean up process and assess the damage caused to the environment.

National Green Tribunal to hear plea on recent oil spill off Tamil Nadu coast today

National Green Tribunal to hear plea on recent oil spill off Tamil Nadu coast today

The petition, which is likely to be heard by a bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar on Monday, has also sought constitution of an expert committee to oversee and monitor the entire clean up process and assess the damage caused to the environment.

90% spill cleared, fish safe for consumption: Tamil Nadu CM on Chennai oil spill

90% spill cleared, fish safe for consumption: Tamil Nadu CM on Chennai oil spill

Visiting the site of the massive oil spill here, Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam on Sunday assured that the incident had not affected the marine life in any way and the fish could be consumed, adding that over 90% of the spill had been cleared up.

Tamil Nadu police register cases against tankers over oil spill

Tamil Nadu police on Friday registered cases against the management of two tankers that collided last week leading to a massive oil spill along the coast, that has affected marine life in the area.

Environmental concerns raised as Chennai's oil spill spreads despite clean-up effort

Environmental concerns raised as Chennai's oil spill spreads despite clean-up effort

As per reports, although nearly 70 tonnes of oil sludge has been removed by hundreds of volunteers, the spill has crossed the Marina Beach and travelled 32km south. It has now entered the Palavakkam beach on the East Coast Road.

Chennai: Indian Oil`s R&D advised to take part in containment of oil spill

The incident took place on January 28 when `M T BW Maple` was leaving after emptying Liquefied Petroleum Gas and M T Dawn, Kanchipuram, was on its way to berth at the Ennore port. 

Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

With no major damage to the vessels, the collision however left the marine life destructed with numerous dead fish and sea turtles being washed ashore on Chennai's coast.

Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?

Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?

Before taking office, Trump had said the Dakota pipeline should be completed and that he would revive the Keystone XL project, which was rejected by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2015 over environmental concerns.

Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

The "oil patties" were discovered by rangers on Monday afternoon.

Oil spills from pipeline at Latvian port

Some 500 litres of crude oil spilled from a disused pipeline into a river at the Latvian port of Ventspils, authorities said.

BP to pay record $18.7 bn over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

"If approved by the court, this settlement would be the largest settlement with a single entity in American history," Lynch said in a statement.

Pollution closes more beaches in California

A four-mile stretch of coastline south of Los Angeles was closed Thursday as workers cleared up tar balls from beaches, in the latest such shutdown in the last few weeks, officials said.

Cleaning California oil spill could take months

It could take months to clean up the estimated 105,000 gallons of crude oil spilled on Tuesday from a pipeline rupture on the Californian coast of Santa Barbara, according to the US Coast Guard.

Train derailment in US causes massive explosion, oil spill

 A train carrying crude oil derailed in the US state of West Virginia Monday, causing a massive explosion and an oil spill, as a state of emergency was declared in two counties of the state, media reported.

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill

 Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah.

Bangladesh tries to prevent ecological disaster after oil spill

Hundreds of people Monday were hoping to avoid a major ecological disaster in Bangladesh by cleaning up by hand some of the 350,000 litres of oil spilled from a tanker that sank in the Sunderbans delta, the world's largest mangrove reserve and one of the planet's most fragile ecosystems.

Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river

Dead dolphin spotted in Bangladesh's oil spilled river

First dead dolphin was spotted in the Harinatana-Tambulbunia channel of Shela river in Bangladesh on Saturday, after the massive oil spill earlier this week.