Equipment Monitoring

It's been more than a month since a Duke Energy storm water pipe burst, dispersing an estimated 35 million gallons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River near Eden, N.C.

After a month long investigation by the U.S. Department of Energy, a fire reported at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico was deemed the result of dated equipment as well as improper equipment monitoring.

The lower regions of the Mississippi River near New Orleans were reopened late last month after an estimated 31,500 gallons of light crude oil dispersed from a barge that had collided with a towboat in February.

Residents of Traverse City, Michigan are increasingly expressing concern over the 60-year-old, 20-inch-thick pipelines that carry approximately 23 million gallons of crude oil every day through the Straits of Mackinac, a channel that separates the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.