coastal 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Temporal changes in the sensitivity of coastal Antarctic zooplankton communities to diesel fuel: A comparison between single‐ and multi‐species toxicity tests

    Despite increasing human activity and risk of fuel spills in Antarctica, little is known about the impact of fuel on Antarctic marine fauna. The authors performed both single‐ and multi‐species (whole community) acute toxicity tests to assess the sensitivity of an Antarctic coastal zooplankton community to the water‐accommodated fraction of Special Antarctic Blend diesel. Single‐species tests ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • Development of short, acute exposure hazard estimates: A tool for assessing the effects of chemical spills in aquatic environments

    Management decisions aimed at protecting aquatic resources following accidental chemical spills into rivers and coastal estuaries require estimates of toxic thresholds derived from realistic spill conditions: acute pulse exposures of short duration (h), information which often is unavailable. Most existing toxicity data (median lethal concentration or median effective concentration) come from ...


    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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Storm Water Plan Case Study

    Global was contracted by a local Road Commission site. The Road Commission site serves as the county level road agency, which maintains more than 1,813 miles of roads and streets and over 250 signalized intersections. The Road Commission contains six sites across the county. Each site is responsible for its particular area. The sites all include maintenance garages, diesel and gasoline ...

  • Can wetlands save Saint-Louis from drowning?

    Tackling the biggest coastal resilience challenge in West Africa The Senegal River is the second largest river in West Africa and forms the natural border between Senegal and Mauritania for much of its course as it flows west towards the Atlantic Ocean. At the coastal delta it flows past the low river banks of the city of Saint-Louis. From there it turns south, running alongside a ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rotork valve actuators at hub of automated flood alleviation scheme - Case Study

    Overview An extended scope contract performed by Rotork Site Services has successfully delivered full automation of a flood alleviation scheme protecting the historic town of Cardigan in West Wales. The project involved replacing unreliable actuators from another manufacturer, installing a PLC control cabinet and interfacing with the existing river level sensor and telemetry system. ...


    By Rotork

  • Washington report: what organizations are in your state?

    ALABAMA Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) The ADEM administers all major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts and federal solid and hazardous waste laws. The ADEM’s mission is to responsibly adopt and fairly enforce rules and regulations consistent with the statutory authority granted to the Alabama ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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.

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