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  • BP issued government directive for oil spill clean-up

    The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a directive on July 1, 2010 to BP on how the company should manage recovered oil, contaminated materials and liquid and solid wastes recovered in cleanup operations from the BP oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with EPA, will hold BP accountable for the implementation of the approved waste management plans and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Map oil spill with mobile app

    Trimble has launched Map the Spill, a mobile app and website that empowers Gulf Coast residents and the public to report on the oil spill. Map the Spill allows those directly and indirectly impacted by the spill to capture and chronicle what they see happening to the land, sea and wildlife in their areas. Using rich media and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, citizens can be part of a ...

  • Coast guard and EPA send directive to BP on oil spill waste management plan (HQ, AL, FL, LA, MS)

    Today, the U.S. Coast Guard, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreement, issued a directive to BP on how the company should manage recovered oil, contaminated materials and liquid and solid wastes recovered in cleanup operations from the BP oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with EPA, and in consultation with the states, will hold BP accountable for the implementation of the approved ...

  • EPA responds to Enbridge oil spill in Romeoville (IL)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emergency response personnel were deployed to Romeoville, Ill., this afternoon to investigate and respond to an oil spill from a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership. The company notified the National Response Center about the incident at 1:20 p.m. today. “EPA, state and local agencies mobilized immediately to respond to this incident ...

  • Towable bladder for oil spill recovery applications

    Our Granite Environmentasl towable bladder tanks are an easy way to add capacity to oil recovery equipment used in water response situation. They are easy to deploy as floating bladder tanks in the water or can be used for additional storage capacity on land, thus being very flexible for response situations. These bladders come in a range of sizes and can ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Seabirds suffer long-term impacts of oil spills

    Oil spills can affect seabird populations for at least a decade after a major incident, a new study suggests. The authors studied the long-term effects of the Prestige oil spill on European shags and found that the numbers of chicks raised by breeding pairs were reduced in the ten years following the disaster. When the Prestige oil tanker sank northwest of the Iberian Peninsula in November 2002, ...

  • U.S. EPA Response to the BP Whiting Oil Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is responding to the spill of an unknown volume of oil into Lake Michigan from the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. BP notified the federal government’s National Response Center on March 24, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. that a spill had occurred. EPA has issued a Notice of Federal Interest, which formally advises BP of the federal government’s involvement ...

  • Another Greka oil spill fouls California creek

    More than 25,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled near Buellton, California on Saturday, but the spill was not even discovered until 13 hours after it started, according to a report on the incident issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Overfilling of a produced wastewater tank caused the spill on the Greka Energy Zaca Lease. The oil and produced water spilled into the ...

  • Use of cameras covered in proposed ASTM oil spill response standard

    Vessel-mounted cameras can be effectively and economically used by ship crews investigating and responding to an oil spill. ASTM International Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response is currently developing a proposed new standard on use of cameras in this realm. WK24607, Specification for the Design and Use of Vessel-Mounted Camera Systems for Oil Spill Response, is under ...


    By ASTM International

  • Gulf Restoration Groups Praise Historic Settlement for Oil Spill

     Gulf restoration and economic development groups lauded the announcement today from the Department of Justice that it has reached an historic settlement with Transocean for its role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Today's $1.4 billion settlement will be paid under the Clean Water Act for civil and criminal penalties. A significant portion of those funds will be used to restore the Gulf, as ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Oil spill disaster off Washington coast narrowly averted

    The Gladiator, the state-funded seasonal emergency response tug stationed at Neah Bay, was dispatched shortly before midnight last night to assist a tug towing a loaded oil barge after the vessel temporarily lost its primary electrical power and steering. The Na Hoku was headed down Washington's outer coast when its primary electrical generator engine failed about 12.5 miles west of Cape ...

  • Lower Mississippi River back open after oil spill

    The Coast Guard reopened a normally bustling stretch of the lower Mississippi River to ships and boaters Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the major inland waterway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. About 31,500 gallons of light crude oil spilled into the river after a tank barge pushed by the towboat Hannah C. Settoon collided with another ...


    By Associated Press

  • BP seeks halt to Gulf oil spill settlement payouts

    BP asked a federal judge on Tuesday to temporarily halt all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company's 2010 oil spill while former FBI Director Louis Freeh investigates alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped administer the multibillion-dollar settlement program. BP PLC argues in a court filing that it shouldn't be required to take ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Implications of the gulf of Mexico oil spill for the UK (oral parliamentary statement)

    The House will wish to join me in expressing our deepest sympathy for those bereaved or injured in the explosion on 20 April. And for all the individuals and communities affected by spilling oil or fearing that they will be affected over the days and weeks to come. Our thoughts must be first with them. On 20 April, an explosion and subsequent fire on board a drilling rig operated by Transocean ...

  • Secretary Chu, secretary Salazar continue oil spill response work in Houston

    At the direction of the President, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are in Houston today continuing their work on innovative strategies to leverage the best science and engineering to contain the BP oil spill.  "Our scientific team is playing an important role in conducting our own independent analysis at every step of the process, and making sure that ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Court Won`T Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments

    BP PLC must resume paying claims while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court panel said Wednesday. The 2-1 judgment said the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will not put a stop to payments while BP appeals the court's earlier ruling that businesses, under the settlement, don't have to prove ...


    By Associated Press

  • Groups Praise Quick Release of Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Plan

     Groups working on Gulf Coast restoration praised the quick release of a Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment today by the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Owner of ‘Davy Crockett’ barge indicted for oil spill on Columbia River

    Bret A. Simpson, the owner of Principle Metals, LLC, was indicted by a federal grand jury with two violations of the Clean Water Act. The grand jury charges that Simpson unlawfully discharged oil into the Columbia River near Camas, Wash., between Dec. 3, 2010 and Jan. 28, 2011. The second count charges Simpson with failing to notify authorities of the oil discharge between Dec. 1, 2010 and Jan. ...

  • 07 Sep 2010: NIH to launch gulf oil spill health study

    The National Institutes of Health will launch a multi-year study this fall to look at the potential health effects from the oil spill in the Gulf region. The Gulf Worker Study, announced by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., in June, is in response to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

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