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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Grounding Incidents

Oil Spill Backs Up 800 Barges Along Mississippi River

By Alan Bjerga Almost 800 barges are backed up in the southern portion of the Mississippi River while an oil spill is cleaned up, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

January 29, 2013
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Monday, January 28, 2013
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Coast Guard: Damaged Barge Still Leaking Oil Into Lower Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS – A unified command continues to respond to a crude oil spill in the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 434 in Vicksburg, Miss., the

January 28, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Crude Oil Barges Strike Railroad Bridge on Mississippi River, Spill Reported

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that two tank barges allided with a Mississippi River railroad overpass on Sunday, spilling an unknown quantity of light crude oil

January 27, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Emergency Deepening Buys Time on Mississippi River

By Brian Wingfield Emergency work to deepen the Mississippi River shipping channel will avert a shutdown of barge traffic this month, lawmakers said as

January 7, 2013
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Man Charged with Attacking Mississippi River Towboat Captain

A 30-year old crew member of a Mississippi river towboat is facing federal charges after attacking his captain last week near St. Louis. The St. Louis

January 4, 2013
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
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With $2.8 Billion in Cargo at Stake, US Army Clears Rocks to Keep Mississippi River Navigable

The drought-depleted Mississippi River will remain safe for barge traffic at least for the next week and possibly until Jan. 26, as the U.S. Army Corps of

January 3, 2013
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mississippi River Shut Down Would Cost Billions, Revised Data Shows

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) have released revised data on the economic impact of an

January 2, 2013
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Friday, December 28, 2012

USACE Fighting to Keep Mississippi River Open

The drought-hit Mississippi River will stay open to commerce a few days longer than expected following the release of water from a lake in southern Illinois, a

December 28, 2012
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mississippi River Rock Removal Makes Progress

By Tim Jones The drought-depleted Mississippi River was closed to traffic today south of St. Louis as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported progress

December 18, 2012
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Grounded Barge Closes Stretch of Mississippi River Near Memphis

(Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard reopened a stretch of the lower Mississippi River on Tuesday after refloating a barge tow that had run aground south

December 4, 2012
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Too Little, Too Late for Mississippi River Shippers

(Bloomberg) — Barge traffic on the Mississippi River will be stalled even if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides next week to release more water

November 30, 2012
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lawmakers Want Federal Emergency Declared Along Mississippi River

(Bloomberg) — Shippers and lawmakers are pressuring President Barack Obama to declare a federal emergency along the Mississippi River, citing potential

November 28, 2012
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
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$200 Million Being Spent on Mississippi River Dredging May Not Be Enough to Battle Drought

The tow boat Major General John Peabody uses to survey his domain as regional head of the Corps of Engineers couldn’t stop last week in Greenville,

August 26, 2012
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mississippi Section Shut (Again) After Grounding

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Coast Guard closed traffic on a section of the Mississippi River early today after a barge grounded because of shallow water. The

August 22, 2012
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mississippi River Closure: USCG “Looking to Start Northbound Traffic Today” [UPDATE]

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Coast Guard expects to open to traffic a section of the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, that was shut because of

August 21, 2012
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

OSG Tanker Spills Fuel Oil Into Lower Mississippi

The Coast Guard, along with the Louisiana Department of Envrionmental Quality and Plaquemines Parish, said it responded to a fuel oil spill late Monday and

April 10, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Barge Collision and Spill Closes Mississippi River Near New Orleans

A portion of the Mississippi was closed Friday morning after two barges collided causing an oil spill about 50 miles upriver from New Orleans. The Coast Guard

February 17, 2012
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