Spill Control News

  • EnviroSpill 2017 Conference and Exhibition

    RECSO EnviroSpill will be held from 10 - 12 April 2017 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Comprising an international ...

  • Oil Spill Response Planning in the Pacific Northwest

    What is the rule? Chapter 173-186 of the State of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) establishes oil spill contingency plan, drill and equipment verification requirements, and provisions for inspection of records for owners and operators of railroads required to submit oil spill contingency plans under chapter 90.56 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), and for the response contractors that ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Bonfiglioli presents the EVO project, the next EVOlution of our business to Industry 4.0

    The EVO project, which will be the Group's largest industrial site in Italy, has been presented at the Bonfiglioli Riduttori factory in Calderara di Reno. The EVO plant will be located in the “Clementino Bonfiglioli” area, measuring 148,700 sq.m., in which, by 2018, the foundations of a modern factory will be laid. Including the current Calderara plant, when fully operational, the EVO ...

  • Biosafety Labs And The Meaning Of Biosafety Levels

    A biosafety lab is a specialized research laboratory that deals with infectious agents. Some are designed for research, while others are performing some kind of production activity, but proper protection is of the utmost importance for the safety of everyone working in and around a biosafety lab. Protection is not only important for those working in a building with a biosafety lab, but also for ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • The entire server just crashed! The importance of Spot Coolers

    “The entire server just crashed”. Nightmare fuel right? When companies depend on computers, their local server rooms should be one of the most important considerations on a daily basis. So, what’s the number one issue that can cause issues for this technology? Poor temperature control. The perfect solution? Spot ...

  • Lamor takes part in Arctic oil spill response exercise held by Gazprom Neft

    Lamor attended an intensive Arctic oil spill response exercise held by Gazprom Neft over the Easter Weekend, March 25-28. The Arctic drill took place around the Prirazlomnoye drilling and production platform located on the Pechora Sea shelf, 60 kilometers offshore. The purpose of the exercise was to test and assess the response procedures and effectiveness of equipment in real Arctic conditions, ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • BC Introduces New legislation to enable world-leading provincial spills regime

    Amendments to the Environmental Management Act (EMA), introduced today will, if passed, provide the legal foundation to establish a new, world-leading spill preparedness and response regime to address environmental emergencies in B.C. The proposed spills regime will ensure effective preparedness, response and recovery measures are in place for hazardous substance spills, from any ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ANDRITZ SEPARATION successfully starts up a newly developed decanter for a Spanish olive oil producer

    A newly developed F-series ANDRITZ SEPARATION decanter has been started up successfully for an olive oil producer in Jaén, Spain. In the first extraction phase, the F6000 decanter already achieved a throughput of 300 tons per day. In addition to the high throughput, the quality of the olive oil is enhanced in terms of flavor and fragrance because the oil contains less contaminants and is ...

  • Fly Ash Cuttings Mill

    Trilliant's Fly Ash Cuttings Mill is designed and built to assist in solids control of materials from the drilling process, location spills, and roadside spills of contaminated materials. The Mill is designed to accept many different types of drying agents and enzymes for breaking down or solidifying contaminated materials. Processing rates of 50-70 tons of material per hour can be ...

  • Oill Spill Training in Mauritius

    The DESMI training seminar was held in the beginning of December and featured live demonstrations with DESMI Oil Spill equipment. The purpose of the training seminar was to bring industry stakeholders together in an effort to prepare for future oil spill incidents. Besides improving the operational capacity of the regional players, the seminar sought to strengthen the relationship with ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • On-Water Demonstration in the Port of Southampton

    DESMI Ro-Clean A/S have embarked on a mission to show off our new revolutionary product – the Ultimate Speed-Sweep System consisting of DESMI Single Vessel Ro-Kite Speed-Sweep 1500 with integrated Ro-Skim Weir Skimmer towed at a speed of 3 knots. We started the year with a demonstration at Odense Fjord in Denmark followed by the March 2015 InterSpill event in the Port of Amsterdam. The ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • 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 ...

  • UMI Ships TrashCat to Malaysia

    The UMI division of Liquid Waste Technology (LWT) recently shipped a TrashCat MS8-1500A marine skimmer to Malaysia. This machine will be used to keep portions of the Klang River free from floating debris such as plastic bottles, wood, and trash. UMI (United Marine International) was excited to host a large group of Malaysian government workers who came to the local ...

  • UNEP Côte d`Ivoire Assessment Highlights Action Required for Path to Sustainable Development

    Large scale reforestation and sound environmental management could support the recovery of Côte d'Ivoire's forest cover, which now forms just 3 per cent of the country's national territory and continues to decrease rapidly, according to UNEP's Côte d'Ivoire Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment. Côte d'Ivoire's forests have global significant biodiversity value and ...

  • Dispersants do not increase exposure of cod eggs and larvae to toxins in oil spills

    Oil spills at sea can be catastrophic events, with oil and discharged toxins, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, threatening marine wildlife and coastlines, damaging healthy ecosystems and harming livelihoods. A recent study found that using dispersants moderately decreased the number of cod eggs and larvae affected by spills off the Norwegian coast. Efforts ...

  • Rotork valve actuators at hub of automated flood alleviation scheme

    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 ...


    By Rotork

  • Investigation: EPA, state underestimated spill potential

    Federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a toxic blowout from a Colorado mine, despite warnings more than a year earlier that a large-volume spill of wastewater was possible, an internal government investigation released Wednesday found. The regulators wrongly concluded there was little or no pressure from the millions of gallons of water trapped inside the inactive Gold King ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Reaches Settlement with Coastal Energy of Willow Springs, Mo., for Clean Water Act, Emergency Planning Violations

    EPA Region 7 and Coastal Energy Corporation, Willow Springs, Mo., recently reached a proposed settlement valued at more than $200,000 to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The settlement requires Coastal to pay $25,000 in cash penalties and complete more than $175,000 in supplemental environmental projects. Coastal Energy ...

  • Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

    Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about any long-term threats to their water supply. Colorado and New Mexico made disaster declarations for stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers and the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as the waste spread downstream, ...


    By Associated Press

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