oil and chemical spill News

  • Industry News: Importance of protecting drinking water

    International Lining Technology would like to recognize other great work being done in the geosynthetics industry, particularly those who are making an effort to educate others about sustainability. BTL Liners is exploring the uses of reinforced polyethylene material as liner materials. We follow their blog and stumbled upon a great blog post from January about “Secondary Containment ...

  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    As the fourth anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster approaches, workers who cleaned up oil in the Gulf of Mexico are able to file claims for medical problems they developed after the spill. But questions about their long-term health linger. Research being done by the government's National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences may one day provide answers. The agency is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery

    Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas. The most urgent priorities remain water, health care, shelter and food. Thanks to a team of senior experts on the ground, UNEP continues to provide technical assistance ...

  • Waste management guidelines for UK construction firms working near watercourses

    Construction and maintenance companies who work in or near watercourses have been reminded that pollution incidents are avoidable by careful planning. The call comes as new pollution prevention guidelines are published by the Environment Agency. Steve Wenham, Technical Advisor at the Environment Agency, said: “In 2006 the construction and demolition industry was responsible for 271 pollution ...

  • 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, clothing ...

  • EVTN To Showcase Submersible Voraxial® for Effective Oil Spill Recovery at Clean Gulf 2010

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial® Separator at the upcoming Clean Gulf Training and Exhibition on October 19-20 in Tampa, Florida. The Submersible Voraxial® is the core technology for a fleet of advanced oil skimmer/processor boats, envisioned by EVTN. These Voraxial ...

  • Deadline to prepare farm SPCC plan is November 10th, 2011

    The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulatory requirements for farming, ranching and other agricultural operations are outlined in The Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Code of Regulations 40 CFR 112. As part of these new rules an SPCC Plan is required by all facilities subject to the regulation and is designed to help prevent any discharge of oil into ...

  • Interstate Products provides guidance and solutions to SPCC farmers

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has re-published a March 2011 federal Environmental Protection Agency Fact Sheet which provides specific guidelines and information regarding the Clean Water Act’s, Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) information for ...

  • Johnstown Wire Settles Violations of Chemical Reporting Requirements at Johnstown, Pa. Plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc. (Johnstown Wire) has agreed to pay a $14,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous chemical reporting requirements at its manufacturing facility in Johnstown, Pa. Johnstown Wire violated two federal laws protecting the public and environment from toxic chemical releases, according to EPA. ...

  • Dr. Tom Coolbaugh Selected as Ohmsett Facility Manager

    Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Coolbaugh has joined the team as the Program/Facility Manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility. He will have oversight of the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and testing at the facility, while ensuring facility users’ needs are met. Dr. ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Culpeper, Va. settles alleged environmental violations at water treatment facility

    The town of Culpeper, Va. will pay a $27,420 penalty and make more than $100,000 in upgrades at its water treatment facility to settle alleged environmental violations at the town’s water treatment facilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. According to a consent agreement with EPA, the town did not immediately notify the EPA’s National Response Center as ...

  • Manual Spill Barrier and Flood Barrier - BL/BED - Cover multiple requirements with one product.

    Untitled Document BL-BED, a stationary BLOBEL Spill Control Barrier System, is designed to contain Leaks, Chemical Spills, Oil Spills, Sprinkler Water and Contaminated Fire Fighting Water. The Spill Barriers are usually installed in front of doors, drive throughs, gates or other openings. By sealing these areas, liquid hazardous materials are prevented from spreading beyond the ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Imbrium Systems Smashes through the 40,000 Installation Threshold with Stormceptor®, Jellyfish®Filter and Sorbtive®Filter

    Imbrium Systems today announced Installation Number 40,000 for its suite of stormwater treatment technologies which include the Stormceptor®brand, a hydrodynamic sediment and oil stormwater treatment device, Jellyfish®Filter, an industry leading stormwater membrane filtration system that captures sediment down to 2-microns and captures nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen and ...


    By Imbrium Systems Inc.

  • Sensor combination for environmental monitoring in gulf spill

    Chelsea Technologies Group has seen growing demand for its UV AQUAtracka fluorimeter to monitor the extent and dispersion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally designed for military use, these highly sensitive fluorimeters are monitoring the extent of the oil from surface waters to full ocean depth. The UV AQUAtracka is now being used in combination with the FASTtracka Mark II fast ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Ltd

  • E&E awarded EPA Region 9 START contract worth US$64m

    E & E has been awarded a multi-year regional contract to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with technical support for the assessment and cleanup of the release into the environment of oil, petroleum and hazardous substances that pose a threat to the public in EPA's Region 9. The contract has a 2-year base period and two 1½-year option periods. With all option years and ...

  • SPC expands it’s eco-friendly initiative with new Re-Form™ eco-friendly emergency response spill kits

    Sorbent Product Company (SPC), a Brady business, announces an addition to their high-performance Re-Form™ Sorbents product line, adding Portable and Drum Spill Kits. Use less and save more with Re-Form spill kits offering 24% more absorbency and 5% savings than standard polypropylene spill kits. Currently, SPC Re-Form™ Sorbents are available in pads, rolls, and socs, and now includes Re-Form ...


    By Brady Corporation

  • Hurricane Environmental Damage `Almost Unimaginable`

    Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 7, 2005 (ENS) - Hurricane Katrina has left Louisiana with environmental wreckage that is ",almost unimaginable,", the head of the state Department of Environmental Quality said on Tuesday. In a news briefing at the Homeland Security Office in Baton Rouge, DEQ Secretary Mike McDaniel said assessment crews are ...

  • Soaking up oil spills with nanowires

    Oil spills and other industrial chemical leaks can cause havoc in ecosystems, killing marine and aquatic wildlife and polluting drinking water supplies. New research has developed a way of cleaning up spills using a super-absorbent material, which selectively draws up oil and other organic pollutants, leaving clean water behind. Current methods for cleaning up oil spills have limitations. Many ...

  • JFNew Co-Brands Under Cardno Name To Reflect Expanded Global Network

    JFNew, a leader in full-service ecological consulting and restoration services, announced today that it has co-branded to Cardno JFNew. The co-brand reflects the December 2010 merger with Cardno Limited (ASX: CDD), a global provider of physical and social infrastructure services. Cardno, with its corporate office based in Queensland, Australia, has more than 150 offices worldwide and more than ...


    By Cardno ERI

  • Andax introduces new Portable Spill Pac®

    Introducing the new and improved Andax Pac®! This portable spill kit can clean up spills up to ten gallons and prevent larger spills from spreading. The Andax Pac® is vacuum-packed in a tough foil laminated bag. Its 18”x18”x3” size allows it to be stored in places where other spill pacs won’t fit and prevents pilferage of its contents. This Pac is ideal for safely cleaning up chemical or hazmat ...


    By Andax Industries

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