Japan nuclear operator seals radioactive water leak

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The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station said on Wednesday that it has sealed a fresh leak of radioactive water at the plant that it suspected was seeping into the ocean.

April 7 Japan earthquake: Radiation levels rise inside Onagawa nuclear plant

Radiation levels inside the Onagawa nuclear plant in the Miyagi prefecture, north-east of Japan, rose slightly as water spilled out of spent fuel pools after a strong 7.1-magnitude aftershock hit the region on Thursday night. But the company that runs the plant said there was no rise in radiation levels outside the plant.
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Alaska pipeline to bypass leak, restart seen

Alaska's main oil pipeline was still expected to restart this week with plans to bypass a leaking section that forced the line to shut down on Saturday, idling 12 percent of U.S. oil production, a source familiar with its operations said on Tuesday.
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BP shares rally on hopes for final leak plug

Shares in BP hit two-month highs on Thursday on hopes the group would soon permanently seal its Gulf of Mexico oil well and after President Obama said the battle to contain the leak was nearly over.
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BP sends Japan's Mitsui $480 million bill for leak

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co <8031.T> said BP Plc has sent it a $480 million bill seeking help in the clean-up of the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but it has not decided if it will shoulder any costs.
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BP shares rise after crude leak stopped

U.S.-listed shares of BP Plc jumped 7.6 percent on Thursday after a company executive said no oil was leaking from its blown-out well into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since late April.
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Ford Motor, Chrysler recall vehicles

Ford Motor Co is recalling 33,700 of its Transit Connect small commercial vans over an interior liner while Chrysler Group said it was recalling certain 2010 SUVs and trucks over a possible brake fluid leak.
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BP ready to switch caps on Gulf leak: Coast Guard

BP Plc is ready to switch caps at the wellhead of the gushing Gulf of Mexico leak to create a hurricane-ready system that can capture more oil, the top official overseeing the spill response said on Thursday.
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Court fight looms, BP dampens hope of early leak fix

The Obama administration headed to court on Thursday to fight for the moratorium on deepwater drilling it imposed in response to the BP oil spill, while the British oil giant sought to dampen talk it could stop its gushing well this month.
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BP dampens hope of early leak fix

BP dampened hopes that it could plug its leaking Gulf of Mexico well sooner than forecast on Thursday, while a battle between the U.S. government and the oil industry over a deepwater drilling ban heads to court.
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BP struggles to stop Gulf of Mexico oil leak

BP Plc struggled to stop oil gushing unchecked from a ruptured undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and calmer weather raised hopes of reducing the massive oil slick and limiting its impact on the U.S. shoreline.
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US may rake in army to tackle oil leak crisis

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has today declared that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is heavily leaking crude oil roughly 5000 feet below the surface. The agency maintained that the oil is leaking at the rate of 5000 barrels per day and not 1000 bpd as had been estimated earlier. Speaking to media, Rear Admiral Mary E Landry of the Coast Guard informed that the new estimate came from observations made in flights over the slick, studying the trajectory of the spill a...
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Israeli army nixes raid after Facebook leak: radio

The Israeli military called off a raid in Palestinian territory after a soldier posted details, including the time and place, on social networking website Facebook, Israel's Army Radio reported on Wednesday.
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Dubai Mall partly evacuated after aquarium leak

Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping centers and a symbol of Dubai's grandeur, was partly closed on Thursday after an aquarium containing thousands of fish and other sea animals started leaking, police and witnesses said.


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