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2010-05-10 06:55:00

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this nighttime image of the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 7, 2010. On April 20, an explosion destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil platform operating in the Gulf 80 kilometers (50 miles) offshore, resulting in substantial loss of life and releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day into the water. The huge oil slick was being carried towards the Mississippi River...

2008-08-21 12:01:21

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced that it has submitted an environmental permit application to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for the construction of a premium base oil facility at the company's Pascagoula refinery. The facility is expected to produce approximately 25,000 barrels per day of premium base oil for use in manufacturing high-performance lubricants, such as motor oils for consumer and commercial uses. Construction is anticipated to begin in early...

2006-05-11 15:09:48

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army intends to sell the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to other federal agencies when it closes in 2011, officials said on Thursday, denying the District of Columbia the opportunity to redevelop the complex. This week, the Army granted requests to split the 113-acre campus in northwest Washington between the State Department and the General Services Administration. Walter Reed, the Army's premier hospital, which continues to take in...

2005-11-02 14:44:01

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The New Orleans metropolitan area lost a staggering 237,200 jobs or 38.5 percent of its employed workers in September as hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the city, new data from the U.S. Department of Labor showed on Wednesday. The department's September Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey showed employed persons in the New Orleans-Metrairie-Kenner metropolitan area fell to 378,400 in September from 615,600 in August -- a steeper...

2005-09-12 18:57:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressmen from Mississippi and Texas asked President George W. Bush on Monday to seek the reversal of proposed closures for two Gulf Coast naval bases, saying the closures would further delay disaster response in the region. In a letter, Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, a Republican, and Texas Rep. Solomon Ortiz, a Democrat, asked Bush to demand that the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) reconsider its recommendation to close the Pascagoula...

2005-09-02 12:56:12

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military bases in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast sputtered back to life on Friday, with some of them calling evacuated personnel back to help in relief efforts. After significant flooding and some storm damage from Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base had opened an airstrip to fly supplies for the thousands of refugees still trapped in the city, a Navy spokesman in Washington said. The Naval...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.