News bites: Containers for coal mining waste a concern

A new federal report says most of the storage pools for toxic “sludge” residues from coal mining have “dangerously weak walls,” according to The Washington Post.

Two fuel barges exploded in Mobile, Ala., injuring three people, The Associated Press reports.

Russian oil giant Rosneft said it’s expanding its Arctic drilling operations to boost shareholder value, Bloomberg reports.

Bloomberg explains how a recent European Parliament decision will affect European utilities.

The Houston Chronicle has the latest on the federal civil trial for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.