Hydrocarbon Spill News

  • Cuvette Caddy Complements TD-500D

    Now available from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, the Cuvette Caddy is the perfect accessory for sample analysis with the TD­‑500D. This double-sided stainless steel accessory holds mini-cells, 8 mm cuvettes, sample well adapters and CheckPOINTTM solid standards. Using this holder greatly eases filling cuvettes and helps avoid spills and fouling. The top plate of the caddy serves as ...

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Assists Science Fair Winner

    Alana Tessman, a talented high school sophomore from Kernville, California, took second-place with her presentation at the Kern County Science Fair 2016.  Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments’ Chumin Campos was happy to help her with her produced water research. Alana, who lived in New Orleans during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, witnessed marine life suffering from the ...

  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed Peregrine falcon species to harmful hydrocarbons

    Migrating tundra peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius) experienced increased levels of harmful hydrocarbons in their blood following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study finds. Blood from juvenile females was found to have the highest levels of contamination. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which lasted from April 20 to July 15 2010, dumped 4.9 million ...

  • Water pollution of the distribution network in Calgary, Alberta

    25,000 liters of fuel have been poured into a service station in Calgary, Alberta, United States. The spill was detected when hydrocarbons were already present in the water distribution network in the municipality due to the strong odor given off. Carcinogens such as benzene, Toluene and Xylene products were found in the water system with 100 times the allowed values. With SST, the spill would ...


    By Smart Sensor Technology

  • NIH Still Active in Gulf Region Five Years After Oil Spill

    Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, researchers at the National Institutes of Health are actively working with Gulf region community partners, to learn if any human health problems resulted from the disaster and establish a new research response plan to be better prepared for future disasters. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, is ...

  • Updated Statistics for Hydrocarbon Leaks Now Available

    The Energy Institute (EI), in partnership with the Oil & Gas UK, has published the sixth edition of its Pipeline and Riser Loss of Containment (PARLOC) report, containing statistics from a 12-year operating period. The ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Hawaii Fuel Spill Response Update 2/12/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. Status of Response ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Hawaii Fuel Spill Response Update 2/9/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. Status of Response ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Fuel Spill Response Update 2/6/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. NEW- Please visit EPA’s ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Hawaii Fuel Spill Response Update 2/2/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG Status of Response - ...

  • EPA leads effort to contain jet fuel spill on Sand Island

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the continued cleanup of spilled jet fuel at a tank farm facility on the Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. The order requires Airport Service Group International (ASIG), the facility operator, and Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corp., the facility owner, to proceed with cleanup work that will prevent ...

  • 5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

    An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup. The spill from a Duke Energy power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, happened around  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Modern Water launches New Hydrocarbon Monitor

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, today launches PetroChek, a new portable or online crude and refined hydrocarbon monitor. The monitor is designed to detect crude oil or refined hydrocarbon spillages which can have catastrophic consequences if left undetected. The PetroChek monitor can be used to ...

  • Deepwater Horizon oil causes heart problems in developing fish embryos

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is likely to have damaged large numbers of tuna and amberjack fish embryos, new research suggests. Fish embryos exposed to oil samples taken during the spill developed abnormalities in their hearts and, consequently, their spines, fins and eyes. This is likely to have caused population declines in these commercially important species, the researchers conclude. In ...

  • Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation for LNAPLs

    Surbec Environmental (www.surbec.com) and Tersus Environmental (www.tersusenv.com) announced today the signing of a Distribution Agreement between the two firms. Under the terms of the agreement, Tersus Environmental will market, promote and serve as the worldwide distributor of Surbec's leading surfactant ...


    By Tersus Environmental, LLC

  • Gas Spill? Chill - Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system to alleviate high levels of gasoline vapors

    It's not often you get instant gratification. Unless you're in this bind: a 600-gallon gasoline spill due to vandalism that threatened a local municipal pump station in Oregon. As gas made its way along a sewer line trench, it infiltrated soil and below-ground infrastructure. A lost cause, right? Wrong. Enter BB&A Environmental, an RPI Group member. After ...

  • Sitelab to present at IPEC Conference, November 12-14, 2013

    Do you work in the oil and gas industry?  The International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) focuses on environmental issues and solutions in exploration, production, refining and distribution of petroleum.  Presented by the University of Tulsa, this year marks IPEC's 20th anniversary and offers 3 days of technical sessions.  Topics include the latest developments in ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Health defects found in Gulf killifish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

    Sediments collected from coastal Louisiana over a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been found to cause health defects in the Gulf killifish. Nearly all adult fish studied had signs of significantly altered gene function and embryos exposed to polluted sediment were less likely to hatch. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster saw as much as 700 million ...

  • Elgin Gas Release - Government Interest Group

    Following the gas release and evacuation of personnel from Total E&P UK’s Elgin production facilities, DECC convened a Government Interest Group (GIG) to enable interested parties, such as DECC, the Secretary of State’s Representative, the Health and Safety Executive, the Scottish Government and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, to share information about the incident and to ...

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