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  • 2nd chemical entered water in West Virgina spill

    A second chemical was released during a spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, state officials said Wednesday, though the newly identified substance appears to be less toxic than the coal-cleaning agent already known to have leaked. State officials sharply criticized the company at the center of the Jan. 9 spill for ...


    By Associated Press

  • West Virginia Chemical Spill Spotlights Weak Safeguards for Nation’s Water Systems

    The massive Elk River contamination in West Virginia last month highlighted a serious public health threat that requires systematic new safeguards in order to prevent similar accidents around the country, Erik Olson, senior strategic director for health & food at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told a congressional subcommittee today. The January incident, which tainted the drinking ...

  • NTP Findings Consistent with Actions Taken During Chemical Spill

    The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has completed a series of short-term toxicity studies it conducted over the past year to evaluate chemicals spilled into the Elk River in 2014. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) noted the scientific studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program indicate West Virginia took appropriate public health measures during the ...

  • Frack water spill in blowout

    Chesapeake Energy said it replaced a damaged wellhead and gained control of a Pennsylvania natural gas well which last week suffered a blowout. Thousands of gallons of contaminated frack water spilled from a natural gas well near Canton, a home was destroyed and two residents were injured. The contaminated water got into a nearby stream before crews could stop the leak. Seven families were ...

  • IPI now offers comprehensive selection of industrial spill control kits

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions now offers a broad range of industrial spill control kits that allow for an immediate response to any kind of emergency spill situation.  IPI has increased its line of quality universal Spill Kits which combine the very best absorbents, ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • 21st Mining Safety Must Address Spill Risk And Spill Safety

    According to miningsafety.co.za “Mining operations generate hazardous waste, transport and store petroleum products and other hazardous materials, and by law mining companies are required to prepare spill control and cleanup procedures and plans.” This means that mining sites must by law go through the same preparation procedures that other sites that may face a fuel or ...

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Featured on NPR`s `All Things Considered` Coverage of Chemical Spill in West Virginia

    Chemical lawyer and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) expert Lynn L. Bergeson was featured Monday, January 13, 2014, on the National Public Radio (NPR) program "All Things Considered." In a story on the mysteries that persist around a chemical spill in the Elk River near Charleston, West Virginia, NPR reporter Elizabeth Shogren interviewed Ms. Bergeson, whose comments were included in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Leading Chemical Manufacturer Expands Biobased Offering through Unique Distribution of Proven Green Spill Absorbent

     Radiator Specialty Company (RSC) announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Sorbent Green, LLC, makers of GreenSorb®, an environmentally friendly absorbent that makes the management and disposal of fluid spills ...


    By RSC Bio Solutions

  • Interstate Products Expands Line of Spill Containment Pallets

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading manufacturer of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has expanded its line of secondary spill containment and storage products. As a manufacturer, service company and major US and international distributor, IPI now offers the most flexible and comprehensive spill protection, containment, ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Company in West Virginia oil spill under scrutiny

    When state inspectors showed up unannounced at Freedom Industries to investigate a licorice odor wafting across West Virginia's capital city, company executive Dennis Farrell seemed to brush off any cause for concern. But inspectors quickly found what was already contaminating the water for some 300,000 people: a chemical oozing from an above-ground tank and escaping through an old, cracked ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

    Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday. Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the beach marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gas line spills 25K gallons on Montana reservation

    A Phillips 66 pipeline with a record of prior accidents spilled an estimated 25,000 gallons of gasoline in a remote area outside a small town on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, but no public health problems were anticipated, federal officials said Friday. A representative of the Houston-based oil refinery and chemical company said the amount of leaked gas likely was less than initially ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ready T-Bracket Spill Berms measure up to largest spill containment and support requirements

    Oil spills and discharges most commonly happen during the oil storage container transfer process, and during fuel and chemical deliveries. Even though the majority of spills involve less than 100 gallons, most facilities that maintain above-ground storage of more than 1320 gallons of oil are still required to have oil spill plans in place as part of EPA and other regulatory rules. It is ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Advanced marine spill simulation software is key to coastal environmental protection

    NCEC, part of the AEA Technology group, in partnership with BMT Argoss, a global specialist provider of marine environmental information, has co-developed a unique and sophisticated marine spill simulation tool to support primarily the Emergency and Rescue Services in the event of chemical incidents at sea or in port. The application has been independently validated in controlled sea trials, ...

  • Oil spills could be cleaned up by bacteria from underground petroleum reserves

    Bacteria taken from underground petroleum reserves could be used to effectively break down crude oil from spills at sea, new research has found. The study measured the breakdown of crude oil components in simulated seawater by four bacterial strains that had been isolated from petroleum reservoirs, as well as by four genetically modified stains. The findings raise the possibility of tailor-making ...

  • 1 month after spill, West Virginians wary of water

    More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen. This is Maddox's new routine three times a week, what she considers a necessary burden to feel safe drinking water, cooking with it and making ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA releases reports on Dioxin emitted during deepwater horizon BP spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two peer reviewed reports concerning dioxins emitted during the controlled burns of oil during the Deepwater Horizon BP spill. Dioxins are a category that describes a group of hundreds of potentially cancer-causing chemicals that can be formed during combustion or burning. The reports found that while small amounts of dioxins were ...

  • 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 ...

  • Designer `nanobatons` could help clean polluted groundwater and oil spills

    In a development that could lead to new technologies for cleaning up oil spills and polluted groundwater, scientists at Rice University have shown how stick-shaped nano-particles of metal and carbon can trap oil droplets in water by assembling themselves into bag-like sacs. The tiny particles - each one smaller than one-billionth of a meter - were found to assemble spontaneously by the tens of ...

  • Interstate Products offers new ultra-rack sump drum spill pallet

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has added a new selection of warehouse rack containment sumps to its diverse line of oil spill equipment and containment products. The new Ultra-Rack Sump from Ultra-Tech is an industrial quality polyethylene containment sump featuring a low ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

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