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  • Eastern oregon farm and trucking company face $34,000 fine for diesel spill

    Under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hartley Farms & Feedlot LLC and Valley Trucking LLC Inc. have agreed to pay a $34,000 penalty for spilling diesel fuel at the Hartley Farms property near Nyssa, Oregon in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. On February 23, 2010, Hartley Farms and Valley Trucking spilled approximately 2,500 gallons of diesel from a ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy: Soaking Up an Oil Spill

    When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of oil bubbling from the sea floor weren't all collecting on the surface where it could be skimmed or burned. Some of it was forming a plume and drifting through the ocean under the surface. Now, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Officials: “Emergency Phase” of Puget Sound Energy Diesel Spill Near Crystal Mountain is Over…Long-Term Cleanup Continues

    (Seattle, Wash.) -- Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) today announced the end of the emergency phase of cleanup operations for the 18,000 gallon diesel spill discovered in early November at the PSE back-up electric generator located near the Crystal Mountain Ski Area. ...

  • EPA, ADEC continue diesel spill cleanup in creek after company fails to complete contamination removal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are mobilized to remove 4,400 gallons of low-sulfur diesel from a creek that flows into the Tiekel River after an oil tanker truck slid off the Richardson Highway 48 miles northeast of Valdez, Alaska on Dec. 9 and spilled the fuel it was transporting. The fuel went into a creek that flows into the Tiekel ...

  • Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad pays $272,900 for diesel spill in Cow Creek derailment (OR)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Oregon and the U.S. Department of Justice have settled alleged violations of the Clean Water Act by Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad with a civil penalty of $272,900. The violations are associated with a train derailment that resulted in a 4,200 gallon diesel fuel spill to Cow Creek and its adjoining shoreline. The fuel spill occurred in ...

  • Rhodococcus bacteria can help clean up fuel-contaminated sites

    Fuel spillages and leaks from petroleum storage facilities can lead to serious pollution of soils and underground water. In a recent study, two strains of Rhodococcus bacteria were found to be effective at degrading a number of petroleum hydrocarbons and thus helping clean up contaminated sites. Fuels can be significant pollutants of soils and groundwater, especially around fuel storage ...

  • Alnmaritec boats in oil spill response

    Alnmaritec Limited, a UK specialist boat builder, is rapidly gaining recognition in the market for oil spill response/pollution control vessels with two new boats delivered this year. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat to the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd. The new vessel ‘Responder 1' is based upon the successful Wave Worker class from ...


  • Oil-spill response vessels launched

    Alnmaritec has delivered two boats in the oil-spill and pollution control market. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat Response 1 to the Barbados National Terminal Company for operation on their oil export facility at Oistins Bay on the South Coast of the island. This delivery follows completion of a high-speed pollution response boat which is operated by ...


  • Abanaki`s New Oil Skimmer Material Removes 56,000 Gallons of Oil in a Single Day of Gulf Clean-up

    CLEVELAND - Abanaki Corporation reported that its patent-pending Fuzzy2™ material being used on a disk oil skimmer in the Gulf picked up 56,000 gallons of oil in one day, triple the removal rate of a standard disk without the material. Originally designed for capturing light oils, the special high-nap oil skimmer material is proving to be effective with the thick, tar-like oil fouling Gulf ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Small, portable oil skimmer system can make big impact in BP disaster clean-up on Louisiana shoreline

    A North Carolina company that specializes in industrial oil skimmers has created a small, portable oil skimmer system specifically designed to clean up the BP oil spill on the shoreline in the Gulf of Mexico. SkimOil, Inc., has incorporated their well-proven industrial skimmer into a portable, easy-to-use surface skimming system that can be used on small vessels to remove large volumes of oil ...


    By SkimOil Inc.

  • Washington Oil Spill Affects Puyallup River

    TACOMA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology and other agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred at early Sunday morning on the Puyallup River Bridge overpass in Tacoma. The spill was reported to Ecology by the state Department of Transportation, DOT, after a vehicle accident on the southbound I-5 Puyallup River bridge overpass. A ...

  • Medford, Mass. Company Settles with EPA for Oil Spill

    Erickson Fuel Company, Inc., a Medford, Mass. oil distributor, has agreed to pay a penalty of $14,500 to settle EPA claims regarding a January 2014 oil spill, and Erickson’s failure to prepare an oil spill prevention plan. The January 2014 oil spill originated from a parked diesel fuel delivery truck and ultimately caused oil to be released to Winter Brook, which flows into the Mystic ...

  • Canadian bulk carrier spills oil into Maumee River

    Droves of cleanup workers spent much of the weekend trying to contain and collect 3,300 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into Ohio's Maumee River Friday night by a Canadian bulk carrier. Loaded with grain, the Algonorth was leaving the Midwest Marine Terminal Friday night when the vessel's stern smashed into the dock, rupturing two fuel tanks 10 feet above the water line, according to the ...

  • Oil Spill Reported in the Great Bear Rainforest

    The Gitga'at Nation of Hartley Bay is reporting an oil spill, between two and five miles long and 200 feet wide inside the Grenville Channel, not far from the proposed tanker route for the Enbridge Gateway pipeline. The spill was spotted by a commercial pilot and reported to the Gitga'at Nation and the Canadian Coast Guard yesterday evening. A Coast Guard landing craft from Prince Rupert is on ...


  • English water company prosecuted for sewage spill

    South West Water has been ordered to pay GBP 11,875 in fines and costs after sewage overflowed from a North Devon pumping station into a tributary of the River Taw. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. An Agency officer visited Landkey Pumping Station near Barnstaple on August 27, 2007 to investigate a reported pollution incident. On arrival he saw screened sewage discharging from the ...

  • Large oil spill spreads in Manila Bay

    A large oil spill from an underwater pipe has contaminated waters in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital and prompted authorities on Friday to ban fishing. The coast guard said about 500,000 liters (132,000 gallons) of diesel fuel formed a red slick stretching some 300 square kilometers (116 square miles) near four coastal towns in Cavite ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Spills costly for three New England companies

    Three New England companies will pay penalties to resolve allegations that they violated federal oil storage regulations. The companies have operations in all six New England states, and two own and operate multiple oil storage facilities. Rice Oil Co. of Greenfield, Massachusetts; Irving Oil Co., a Canadian company with U.S. operations based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Mantrose-Haeuser ...

  • Most of San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Not Recoverable

    The latest overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday's spill of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. To date, seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting oil. The ...

  • 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

  • Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico: Portable Tanks To Contain And Store Hazardous Spill Equipment And Recovered Oil In Stock And Ready To Ship

    Sebastian, FL, April 30, 2010 – Portable Tank Group, Inc., located in Florida, USA, has ready to ship and in stock multiple sizes of folding frame containment pools, also known as oil spill response frame tanks, ...

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