Chemical Spills Articles

  • Solution blooming for fracking spills?

    Blooming salts may clean up after brine spills North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine spills per week, on average, were recorded in North Dakota. Brine spills introduce so ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • US Chemical Accident and Brazilian Spill Updates

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: Large Chemical Explosion in Massachusetts Brazilian Tailing Ponds Measurement Errors Remember to write ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The chemical aquatic fate and effects database (CAFE), a tool that supports assessments of chemical spills in aquatic environments

    The Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects (CAFE) database is a centralized repository that allows for rapid and unrestricted access to data. Information in CAFE is integrated into a user‐friendly tool with modules containing fate and effects data for 32,377 and 4,498 chemicals, respectively, with toxicity data summarized in species sensitivity distributions (SSDs) with associated 1st and 5th ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • Soil and Groundwater Clean-up

    CLIENT: Homeowner/Insurance Company LOCATION: Hopatcong, NJ PROJECT TYPE: Soil and Groundwater Clean-up PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Brennan Environmental, Inc. was retained jointly by a homeowner and their insurance company to complete a soil and groundwater clean-up. An aboveground heating oil tank burst in the basement of their home, spilling approximately 200 gallons of oil onto the floor of ...


    By Brennan Environmental, INC.

  • Oil Spill Technologies Heat Up

    The highly successful, widespread deployment of PyroBoom® fireboom for controlled burning in the Gulf represented a crowning achievement in a development journey spanning more than 30 years. The concept of burning spilled or leaked oil on the sea’s surface has been known for many years, offering an extremely effective way of reducing the spill by as much as 90 percent with minimal ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement

    Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to “all around.” Putting power into the hands of the people is, quite literally, Erik Hersman’s life’s work. With the help of mobile phone technology, open-source software and a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs, the ...


    By Ensia

  • Ivey-sol • SPT DNAPL - case study

    Ivey-sol • SPT Technology was successfully used to remediation of a commercial dry-cleaning facility. The subject facility had been in operational since ca. 1971. The DNAPL contamination was comprised of DCE (Dichloroethylene) and TCE (Trichloroethylene) dry-cleaning solvents. Some minor Brominated compounds were also detected. The impacts were limited to the soil and groundwater under the ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

    An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: Q: How does oil drilling produce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many pieces of equipment and so many fluids around ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 3E Company`s MSDS On Demand Program has the Right Ingredients for PJ Food Service at Papa John`s International, Inc.

    Background Papa John’s is a leading pizza restaurant chain, with 3,500 locations in all 50 states and 29 countries. To ensure quality and consistency across all their locations, Papa John’s depends on its subsidiary PJ Food Service, which supplies all restaurants with everything from pizza dough to cleaning supplies. Deb Vessels, Safety Coordinator at ...


    By 3E Company

  • Effects‐driven chemical fractionation of heavy fuel oil to isolate compounds toxic to trout embryos

    Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) spills account for approximately 60% of ship‐source oil spills and are up to fifty times more toxic than medium and light crude oils. HFOs contain elevated concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and alkyl‐PAH, known to be toxic to fish, however little direct characterization of HFO toxicity has been reported. An effects‐driven chemical fractionation ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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.

  • Latest Rug Steam Cleaners Clean Comprehensively and Quickly

    Rug steam cleaners are generally used in restaurants, offices, and commercial business centers to keep rugs and carpets free from dirt and grime. Temperatures from the best rug steam cleaners available on the market can reach up to 210°F. This helps not only in sanitizing but also in removing the toughest of stains from carpets and upholstery. Cleaning professionals prefer using carpet ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Four Tips To Use Rug Cleaners

    There are many ways to clean rugs, and there are many machines that can be used as rug cleaners. This article deals only with using carpet extractors as rug cleaning machines. Carpet extractors can be used to clean all kinds of soft surfaces, including carpets, mats, seat upholstery, and rugs, depending on the wands used. A regular use of rug cleaners keeps the rugs in good looks and shape. The ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Toxicity of forest fire retardant chemicals to stream‐type Chinook salmon undergoing parr–smolt transformation

    Long‐term fire retardants are used to prevent the spread of wildland fires. These products are normally applied by aircraft and are intended specifically for terrestrial application, but fire retardants have entered aquatic habitats by misapplication and/or accidental spills and have resulted in fish mortalities. The authors examined the toxicity of two fire retardant products, PHOS‐CHEK 259F ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Characteristics of urban chemical spills in Southern Ontario

    Thousands of chemical spills occur as a result of accidents or natural disasters each year worldwide and have the potential to harm human health and the environment. More than 700 recorded chemical spills involving more than 1,000 types of chemical occur every year in Southern Ontario, resulting in multiple environmental impacts. This paper presents characteristics of urban chemical spills ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Time to Ban Clay for Oil Spill Cleanup

    The Silent Menace that Government Agencies Can No Longer Ignore Every day in the United States - and beyond - government agencies, fleet managers, auto mechanics, gas and service stations and hundreds of thousands of consumers violate US hazardous waste laws by throwing clay-based oil spill cleanup products into the trash, bound for a landfill where it will contribute to the pollution of aquifers ...


  • How to Choose the Best High Pressure Washers for Commercial Cleaning

    Investing in high pressure washers could drastically change the way cleaning tasks are undertaken in different commercial areas. While industrial areas may have to deal with some of the most challenging cleaning jobs, they usually don’t have to deal with the volumes of traffic that commercial areas face. Whether it’s an office building, a shopping mall or a hotel, these places need to ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • OSE II economic comparison to dispersants and mechanical Clean ups

    INTRODUCTION   Oil Spill Eater II is the name of a non-toxic product which provides the means for moving oil spill response out of its 19th Century methodology into the realm of advanced technological 21st Century breakthroughs for addressing and remediating 100% of any spill in any environment. In comparison, current response methods employed by three major oil companies - BP, Exxon ...

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