coastal oil spill Articles

  • Bioremediation of fuel oil spill at a coastal naval air station in the united kingdom

    Introduction Approximately 1000 gallons of fuel oil had seeped from broken storage tank lines into the soil matrix beneath a boiler house. Oil was subsequently forced from beneath the boiler building by periodic heavy rainfall. The fuel oil migrated down a slope into a farmer"s field causing extensive damage to the vegetation and grazing area inhabited by sheep. ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

    A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012. A pattern of dramatic, widespread shoreline loss along Louisiana’s coast caused by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ...

  • Worldwide Coastal and Oceans Woes Continue.

    'The oceans are in trouble and so are we,' oceanographer Sylvia Earle, National Geographic explorer in residence and researcher for the Smithsonian, was quoted as saying in an article on the web by Seth Borenstein writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer and San Jose Mercury News Washington Bureaus. Citing a study by the Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment covering ...


  • Benthic microbial loop and meiofaunal response to oil-induced disturbance in coastal sediments: a review

    This review of benthic microbial loop and meiofaunal response to oil-induced disturbance describes examples from field investigations on some of the major oil spills of the past 20 years. It focuses on the microbial and meiofaunal compartments that, being characterized by short generation time, life cycle, sensitivity to environmental disturbance, are expected to respond rapidly to environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Application of multiple geochemical markers to investigate organic pollution in a dynamic coastal zone

    Multiple geochemical markers, including aliphatic hydrocarbons (n‐alkanes), linear alkylbenzenes (LABs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), were employed to relate sediment organic chemical pollution in the coastal zone off South China to socioeconomic development there. Concentrations of Σn‐C15‐35 (n‐alkanes with 15–35 carbon atoms), ΣLAB (sum of C10 to C13 LABs), and Σ26PAH (sum of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Impact of heavy metals on the oil products biodegradation process

    Oil products continue to be used as a principal source of energy. Wide-scale production, transport, global use and disposal of petroleum have made them major contaminants in prevalence and quantity in the environment. In accidental spills, actions are taken to remove or remediate or recover the contaminants immediately, especially if they occur in environmentally sensitive areas, for example, in ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Position Brief on oil and gas development of the Arctic

    Background The Arctic Circle encompasses roughly 6% of the earth’s surface. Wetlands make up about 60% of the total Arctic land mass and are the predominant ecosystem, however they are not well defined or understood. Arctic wetlands provide a wide range of ecosystem services such as the maintenance of permafrost, hydrology and water quality. Arctic wetlands have the highest ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Photooxidation of crude petroleum maltenic fraction in natural simulated conditions and structural elucidation of photoproducts

    Significant amounts of petroleum enter the marine environment from different sources such as; transportation, natural oil seeps, and oil spills each year (Etkin, 1998). It is estimated that 3.2 million tons of petroleum enters the world oceans each year (Heller, 1993). Most crude oils spilled at sea spread rapidly to form slicks with greatly increased surface area (Nicodem, 1998). Oil entering ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Passive sampling coupled to UV irradiation: A useful analytical approach for studying oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation in bioavailable mixtures

    We investigated coupling passive sampling technologies with ultraviolet irradiation experiments to study polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and oxygenated PAH (OPAH) transformation processes in real‐world bioavailable mixtures. Passive sampling device (PSD) extracts were obtained from coastal waters impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Superfund sites in Portland, OR. OPAHs were ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Energy and Environment in the European Union

    Introduction Energy gives personal comfort and mobility to people, and is essential for the generation of industrial, commercial and societal wealth. On the other hand, energy production and consumption (including heat and electricity production, oil refining and final uses in households, services, industry and transport) place considerable pressures on the environment. These pressures include ...

  • Understanding and Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Water

    Untitled Document 1. Introduction Oil contamination continues to be a very hot topic, due largely in part to recent catastrophic events with shipping ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Risk management responsibilities under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

    An attorney examines the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on corporate reporting requirements and internal management obligations by extending responsibility for disclosure down through operating divisions and basic business functions. BACKGROUND In quick reaction to corporate scandals that were spreading through the capital markets as rapidly, and with as devastating an effect, as an oil ...


    By AHC Group

  • Milford Haven Gas Pipeline

    Huckbody Environmental provided the Environmental Manager to the Client, National Grid for the Milford Haven Gas Pipelines Project, from 2006 to 2008. The role involved site based supervision of all Contractors for 220km of 48 inch/1220mm gas pipeline; document approvals; Government Agency, National Park & NGO liaison; HSE site inspections and audits; contract compliance/assurance to ISO ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • Remediation of silty-clay hydrocarbon contaminated site using Ivey-sol selective phase transfer technology

    Earlier this year, Ivey International Inc. secured its first remediation project in Alberta using its Ivey-sol Selective Phase Transfer Technology (SPTT). This patented technology is being used to treat extensive soil and groundwater contamination at an active service station in Red Deer, Alberta. With a residential area nearby, the environmental sensitivity is relatively high. Unfortunately, ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • The New Cold War - Canada fires the first shot

    'We know from over a century of northern resource exploration that there is gas in the Beaufort, oil in the Eastern Arctic, and gold in the Yukon. There are diamonds in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and countless other precious resources buried under the ice, sea and tundra,' said Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the eve of his most recent visit to Canada’s Arctic.And in no uncertain ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Impact of Tsunami Disaster on the Water Environment

    ABSTRACTThe earthquake that generated the great Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake occurred on December 26, 2004 was an undersea earthquake originated in the Indian Ocean off the western coast Indonesia and generated tsunamis that were among the worst disasters ...

  • 7 promising signs we’re moving toward a more sustainable world

    From enhancing transparency to taking lessons from catastrophe, people are working hard every day to pull our planet back from the brink. Every day, news headlines and science reports reflect a world increasingly impacted by unsustainable trends and catastrophic climate events. Oceans are becoming more acidic, with ...


    By Ensia

  • The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans

    Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it. When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the ...


    By Ensia

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

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