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Global Disasters/ Significant Events Headlines – 31 March 2013

Posted by feww on March 31, 2013

Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline leaks 10,000 barrels of Canadian oil in Arkansas

More than 10,000 barrels of Canadian Wabasca heavy crude oil, described as “oil sands,” has leaked from Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower city, Arkansas.

The incident is categorized as a “major spill” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 22 homes near the rupture point have been evacuated.

Exxon has shut down the pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to Nederland, Texas, said a report.

“The Arkansas spill was the second incident this week where Canadian crude has spilled in the United States. On Wednesday, a train carrying Canadian crude derailed in Minnesota, spilling 15,000 gallons of oil.”

U.K. reports coldest Easter Sunday on record

Easter Sunday was the coldest Easter day on record, with the lowest temperature dipping to -12.5ºC (9.5ºF) in Braemar, in the Scottish Highlands, said a report.

Average U.K. temperatures for this time of year are between 10ºC and 13ºC, said the UK Met Office, adding that the entire month of March has been provisionally declared the coldest since 1962.

Report on Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam locked out for 30 years

“THOUSANDS of internal documents obtained during investigations by Queensland’s $15 million public inquiry into floods and the operation of Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam are being withheld from public access and scrutiny for 30 years by the state government.”

Deadly floods wreak havoc in Mauritius capital Port Louis

At least 10 people have died after a sudden extreme rain event triggered flash flooding in the Mauritian capital Port Louis (population: ~ 150,000), officials have said.

Some 152mm (6in) of rain fell in less than an hour, causing chaos in the city, reports said.


1,077 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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