oil spill awareness Articles

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Oil & Gas Leakage Detection Contractors

    RADS (Remote Aerial Detection Systems) teamed with market leading vendors to supply state-of-the-art Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and security equipment. RADS is a US-based top-tier Technology Integrator that serves international commercial and government customers across the world. Unlike the large US defense contractors, RADS is independent and can operate with agility ...


  • Update on the homeowner heating oil safety bill

    All homeowners in Massachusetts should be aware that on December 29, 2008, the State Senate enacted the long-awaited Homeowner Heating Oil Safety Bill as Chapter 453 of the Acts of 2008. It required homeowners to upgrade their existing oil heat supply line and insurance companies to offer coverage for a spill by July 1, 2010. On January 5, 2009, it was signed by the Governor. On June 30, 2010, a ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc

  • Improved Oil Handling and Disposal: Rocklea Diesel Injection Service

     Background Truck mechanical workshops use large quantities of oils. Over time, there is an inevitable build up of spillages to give the traditional image of a messy, dirty workshop environment. This is not desirable when working with diesel injection systems. A high level of cleanliness and precision is essential. Several staff members of Rocklea Diesel Injection Service are ...


  • The Business of Environmental Performance

    Everyone is in the business of the environment, from small coffee shops to large oil and gas companies. The capital and social markets are scrutinizing the environmental performance of companies, often using obscure and inconsistent measures, resulting in impacts to reputation and shareholder value. Increasingly, the efficacy of non-governmental organizations, environmental advocacy, investor ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • The business of environmental performance

    Everyone is in the business of the environment, from small coffee shops to large oil and gas companies. The capital and social markets are scrutinizing the environmental performance of companies, often using obscure and inconsistent measures, resulting in impacts to reputation and shareholder value. Increasingly, the efficacy of non-governmental organizations, environmental advocacy, investor ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • Maersk line - ballast tank cleaning

    Overview The following is an internal document from Maersk highlighting the use of SpillAway's NavalKleen II product for the bioremediation of No.6 heavy fuel oil that had leaked into the ballast tank of SL Atlantic. At the point that SpillAway were asked to help, the contaminated ballast water had been removed and the tank physically cleaned, however, residues left in the tank were still ...


  • Bioremedation and TPH analysis at Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia

    MINING SITE: Equinox Minerals operates the biggest copper mine in Africa located at Lumwana in Northwest province Zambia.  Open pit mining methods are used to access the ore which is hauled to the process plant where it is crushed and processed into final concentrate. The mine operates a large fleet of equipment, including 27 EH4500 dump trucks, 5 shovels, 4 excavators ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Automotive Dismantling: Mount Gravatt Auto Wreckers

    Background Mt Gravatt Auto Wreckers (MGAW) is an automotive dismantling business located in the catchment area of Bulimba creek on Brisbane’s south side. It is a medium sized business and has a staff of three. Since taking over the business two years ago, Mark Breeds, the proprietor, has made significant changes towards improving the quality of his workplace. He was confronted with the ...


  • 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 ...

  • Underground gasoline extraction made easier

    The Abanaki PetroXtractor® -Well Oil Skimmer, used for the removal of oil, fuel, and other floating hydrocarbons from water, where access is limited, was recently evaluated by BJAMM Environmental, Inc. of Canal Fulton, Ohio. Working closely with the Ohio EPA and the Bureau of Underground Storage Agency, this group of consultants deal primarily with gasoline stations using underground storage and ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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.

  • Port of Antwerp, Belgium

    The Port of Antwerp is a famous cargo handling port but is also only 300m from the historic city center, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The Port needed to keep their waters clear of unsightly llitter and debris. Also, as a developing cruise port it handles 14,000 sailings per year to over 800 overseas destinations, and floating debris was causing a risk to navigation. ...


  • Alberta’s ERCB Ensuring EHS Compliance – 1,394 audits & inspections on average in the last 4 months

    What is the ERCB? In Alberta,Canada, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is the  agency responsible for the development of the provinces’ oil and gas resources. Throughout an oil and gas project’s progress, ERCB is responsible for ensuring that the public interest, including concerns for public safety, environmental impact and conservation of resources, has ...

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Feds propose new reg to remove leaking storage tanks from service

    With spills and leaks from storage tank systems that contain petroleum products continuing to pose significant health and environmental risks, the federal Department of the Environment proposed recently a new regulation to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater. The proposed Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations would replace the ...

  • Cleaning up by cleaning up

    Historically, some big businesses have made big messes. Greenhouse gas emissions, oil spills and unsafe water have become unsavoury but all-too-commonplace topics in the news and industry is beginning to sit up and take notice. Within the past couple of decades, businesses have been cropping up in Saskatchewan with the goal of cleaning up others’ messes - or simply keeping a mess from ...


    By OZONATOR Industries Limited

  • Into the New Millennium - Is Your Business Strategy Sustainable?

    What is sustainability? The World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the Bruntland Commission) defines sustainable development as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' Sustainable businesses recognize that finite natural resources are available to a rapidly increasing global ...


    By ERS Global

  • Doing more than you think

    China has a robust climate change policy, including ambitious energy efficiency and renewable energy goals and a long-standing reforestation program. This is not what you will generally hear in the United States, where many ignore China’s domestic programs and focus instead on its refusal to accept targets for reduction of greenhouse gases. Europeans – while more sympathetic to China’s argument ...

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