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  • 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

  • Finnish oil spill detection rate sees 2007 increase

    The annual number of oil spills detected by Finnish surveillance flights continued to increase in 2007. The total number of oil spills observed by air surveillance was 76. Of these observations, 58 were made by Dornier airplanes and 18 by the Border Guard helicopters. The number of observations from Dornier didn’t change much compared with the previous year whereas the observations made from ...

  • Crude oil tracking sensors for gulf oil spill

    Chelsea's range of hydrocarbon fluorimeters are being deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to monitor the extent of the oil spill. Originally designed for military use these reliable, robust, high sensitivity fluorimeters have a proven track record of detecting crude and refined oils in a wide range of environments. The UV AQUAtracka and the UviLux are just two of the submersible fluorimeters in ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Oil spill monitoring in Western Australia

    EOMAP GmbH & Co has launched several services to support oil spill monitoring using optical satellites. The services were developed for mapping a major ecological disaster: a recent oil spill near the coast of Western Australia.   Oil, gas and condensate started seeping into the Timor Sea on 21st August from a leak 250 kilometres north of Truscott, and 690 kilometres west of ...

  • Small oil spills: Overlooked source of marine pollution?

    'Small oils spills are just as important as large oil spills, according to new research. By analysing images of oil slicks taken over an eight year period, researchers were able to show that smaller spills contribute a larger proportion of the oil pollution present in European waters. Oil spills represent a major threat to European seas. Over 600 million tonnes of crude oil are imported by EU ...

  • Crabs Show Effects of Oil Decades After Spill

    WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts (ENS) - Nearly 40 years after a fuel oil spill polluted the beaches of Cape Cod, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers have found the first evidence of lingering, chronic biological effects on a marsh that otherwise appears to have recovered. Through a series of field observations and laboratory experiments with salt marsh fiddler crabs, ...

  • Lightning may be cause of ND oil spill

    A lightning strike may have caused a pipeline rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil in a North Dakota wheat field, federal regulators said in a report issued Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said a preliminary investigation of the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break ...


    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

  • CSIRO develops new oil detection technique

    Developed in collaboration with waste technology specialist, Ziltek Pty Ltd, the technique means that the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons can now be quantified simply by using a hand-held infrared spectrometer to take readings at the site of interest, without the need to take samples or perform any kind of processing. The technique could be used for oil exploration purposes. It will also be ...

  • EPA solicits innovative ideas and technological solutions for enbridge oil spill (MI)

    EPA has developed a voluntary submittal process to allow for faster review of the suggestions being offered and to provide guidance regarding what information would be most useful to the reviewing officials. The information received through this voluntary submittal process will be scrutinized for innovative ideas and technological solutions that are safe for the environment and public health and ...

  • Latest Oil Spill Increases Scrutiny on Pipeline Safety & Compliance

    The pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada last month has reignited many conversations about pipeline safety and regulation for the oil and gas industry. These conversations are coming at a critical time for the industry – perhaps even a turning point. As many are well aware, it is becoming more and more difficult for pipeline projects to achieve the necessary approvals to get off the ground, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline)

    As the second week of the oil spill cleanup begins, EPA staff are optimistic about receding water levels in the Yellowstone River, which will allow access to previously inaccessible portions of the river. This news comes as data becomes available from testing and monitoring conducted last week. A map for both water and air monitoring data is now available at ...

  • July 6 update on federal response to oil spill near Billings, Montana

    At approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, July 1 a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline owned by ExxonMobil that resulted in a spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River approximately 20 miles upstream of Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river, which is in flood stage, before the pipeline was cut off. EPA’s primary concern is ...

  • Boat Fire Spills Oil in Washington`s Gig Harbor

    GIG HARBOR, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology, the U.S. Coast Guard and others are responding to an oil spill at the Peninsula Yacht Basin Marina in Gig Harbor. A boat fire was reported to Ecology at 9:30 pm on Monday night. State and federal authorities immediately dispatched investigators and responders to find the 46 foot pleasure craft X-TA-SEA on ...

  • Potential long-term health impacts for oil spill clean-up workers

    A new study of clean-up workers seven years after the 2002 Prestige oil tanker spillage has found potential evidence for long-term impacts on their hormonal and immune systems as a result of exposure to the oil. The results suggest new health surveillance measures may be appropriate for workers involved in future oil clean-up operations. In November 2002, the oil tanker Prestige ran into trouble ...

  • Potential long-term health impacts for oil spill clean-up workers

    A new study of clean-up workers seven years after the 2002 Prestige oil tanker spillage has found potential evidence for long-term impacts on their hormonal and immune systems as a result of exposure to the oil. The results suggest new health surveillance measures may be appropriate for workers involved in future oil clean-up operations. In November 2002, the oil tanker Prestige ran into trouble ...

  • Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears

    A freshwater channel that separates Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas is a premier Midwestern tourist attraction and a photographer's delight, offering spectacular vistas of two Great Lakes, several islands and one of the world's longest suspension bridges. But nowadays the Straits of Mackinac is drawing attention for something that is out of sight and usually out of mind, and which some ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 update on yellowstone river oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), Week 1

    On July 6th EPA issued ExxonMobil an administrative order instructing them to provide information on the circumstances of the spill, conduct appropriate recovery and remediation actions, and perform ongoing environmental sampling. The order also requires ExxonMobil to provide a work plan which is currently being reviewed by the state of Montana, EPA, and other agency partners. Once approved, the ...

  • `Significant` oil spill closes United States ship channel

    No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat. A barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of the heavy oil collided with a ship  ...


    By Associated Press

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