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  • 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 ...

  • Oregon fuel companies fined for federal oil spill prevention and response violations

    Tyree Oil Inc., Carson Oil Co., and Ferrell’s Fuel Network will pay fines and invest in facility upgrades for violating federal oil spill prevention and response rules at their Oregon facilities, according to separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA inspections of each facility from 2007 and 2011 found multiple violations of federal spill prevention rules and ...

  • Oil Spill Reality Check: New Oil Rigs or New Fuels

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) issued its top ten list of offshore oil sites at risk today highlighting the world's choice between building more offshore oilrigs or new sustainable biofuels plants. "The choice is clear," said Global Renewable Fuels Alliance spokesperson, Bliss Baker. " We can continue to put our precious resources at ...


    By Marketwire

  • FreshAWL™ FUEL-WASH™ Cleans Up Saltwater Oil Spills

    FreshAWL, LLC Announces a New Solution of FreshAWL™ FUEL-WASH™ Open Water Oil Spill Blend to Assist in the Clean Up of Fresh and Saltwater Oil Spills This revolutionary new blend from FreshAWL™ solutions is the future of an environmentally conscious, fast and cost effective solution in the combined efforts ...


    By FreshAWL, LLC

  • Fuel film galvanizes support in Louisiana for deepwater oil spill solutions

    To coincide with the two month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that triggered the worst environmental disaster in American history and the June 22nd DVD release of the Sundance Award Winning documentary, FUEL, New Orleans native, filmmaker and alternative fuels activist, Josh Tickell and his producing partner and wife Rebecca Harrell Tickell kicked off a campaign earlier ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Yakima fuel distributor violated oil spill prevention and response safety rules

    Wondrack Distributing, Inc. violated federal oil spill prevention and response rules at its Yakima, Washington fuel distribution facility, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility. “Companies that store large amounts of fuel must be prepared ...

  • Prevention of oil spills

    One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. The water is an undesirable element in the tanks because of the damage it may cause, such as: Corrosion of the tank floor and base, which may reach a degree of perforation that would permit fuel to seep into the ground. Development of bacteria ...


    By BERMAD, Inc.

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • Pacific Adventurer Spill in Australia

    Lamor Swire Environmental Solutions provides international response to Australian oil spill. In the early hours of March 11, 2009, a general cargo vessel Pacific Adventurer battling a category 4 cyclone lost 31 deck stowed containers. At the time of this incident, the vessel was positioned in the territorial waters off Brisbane, Australia. The damage inflicted by the falling containers, ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • North Slope fuel distributor violated oil spill prevention and response safety rules

    NANA Oilfield Services, Inc. violated federal oil spill prevention and response rules at its Deadhorse, Alaska, fuel storage and distribution facility, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA found multiple violations of Clean Water Act spill prevention rules and spill response requirements at the facility. "Companies that store large amounts of fuel must be ...

  • EPA, BLM provide guidance to recreationists for ongoing fuel sheen from West Creek Tanker Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management today released guidance for fishermen and outdoor recreationists regarding visible sheen related to the West Creek Tanker Spill. This guidance relates to the section of West Creek along CO 141 from milepost 120 through milepost 127. “The bulk of the cleanup has been completed,” said Craig Myers, EPA On ...

  • Slick sleuth ACSA jet fuel pollution solution spill detection for Tambo Intl. Airport

    Jet fuel flowing down the twin storm-water culverts will be detected by two Slick Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors installed at the point just before the storm-water culverts enter the spillage trap. These monitors will trigger an alarm. When alerted the Slcik Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors will close the spillage trap. According to InterOceans Systems, manufacturers of the Slick Sleuth ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Spill Center Opens Kenya Branch for Spill Response in East Africa

    Spill Center, a North American leader in support services for companies involved in accidental spills of hazardous materials, fuel and other regulated substances, has opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, to serve clients in East Africa. Founded in Massachusetts over 20 years ago, Spill Center provides clients ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

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