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  • `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

  • Cargo Ship Hits Bridge, Spills Oil into San Francisco Bay

    In the largest oil spill in San Francisco Bay in at least a decade, a container ship navigating outbound through heavy fog hit a span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge Wednesday morning. The collision damaged the 900-foot container carrier Cosco Busan, allowing 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel to spill into the bay. CALTRANS has confirmed there is no structural damage to the bridge. ...

  • Crews clean up oil spill in Texas shipping channel

    Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare-tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches. On a mainland shore near a line of refineries, crews scour the sand for quarter-sized tar balls that have washed ashore. Far on the horizon a few ships floated outside the channel, among the dozens of vessels waiting for the U.S. Coast Guard to reopen one of the nation's busiest ...


    By Associated Press

  • Investigation far from over in Houston oil spill

    The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation's busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause of last weekend's accident involving a barge owned by Houston-based Kirby Inland ...


    By Associated Press

  • The EI Group Monitoring Air Quality from Gulf Oil Spill

    Research Triangle Park, NC - The EI Group, Inc. (EI) has recently been retained to monitor air quality in the Gulf of Mexico associated with the BP oil spill.  EI’s industrial hygienists are looking for evidence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as hydrogen sulfide, benzene and naphthalene that can evaporate into the air and result in symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, eye ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Oil Spill In Gulf Of Mexico: Granite Environmental Inc has in excess of 150,000 feet fast oil cleanup boom in stock, ready to ship

    Sebastian, FL, April 30, 2010 – Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico: Granite Environmental, Inc., located on the East Coast of Florida, has ready to ship 150,000 feet fast oil cleanup boom (FOC Boom) in stock. The FOC Boom is a ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Oil spill gulf of Mexico storage tanks available

    The following oil spill Gulf of Mexico storage tanks are available: Hydrocarbon Storage Tanks: Available in - Military Grade Fabric (strong): 5,000, 10,000, 20,000; time to ship 1st unit from firm order: 7 days; daily available depending on mix and shifts: 5 - 18 tanks Short Term Use (6 months depending on site conditions): 5,000, 10,000, 20,000; time to ship ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Shipwrecks in Kerch Strait Spill Oil, Sulfur Into the Sea

    Stormy seas and gale-force winds in the narrow Kerch Strait between Russia and Ukraine have smashed a Russian oil tanker in half, spilling at least 2,000 metric tonnes of fuel oil, the Russian Ministry for Emergencies said Sunday. Environmentalists and Russian officials are calling it the worst oil spill in the region for decades and 'an ecological catastrophe.' The Kerch Strait divides Russia ...

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

  • Shell to negotiate with Nigerians over oil spill

    Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history. Some experts say two oil spills that started in 2008 led to the largest loss of a mangrove habitat ever caused by an oil spill, affecting about 30,000 people in the Niger Delta ...


    By Associated Press

  • Technology for gulf oil spill and gas shale fracing

    Two major sources of energy for the U.S. are dependent upon the solution of environmental problems. The McIlvaine Company has a created a free website with the latest technology to solve these problems. Over the last three weeks a series of recorded webinars have been conducted on both subjects. The full recordings of the discussions have been posted to the free site.  Here are some ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Beach structure explains persistence of 1989 oil spill

    In 1989 a large oil tanker famously ran aground off the Alaskan coast, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the waters of the Prince William Sound. Over 20 years later oil still contaminates some of the nearby gravel beaches. A recent study suggests it is the physical condition of the beaches that has caused the oil to persist. This research could provide guidelines for remediating ...

  • 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 ...

  • Shipping oil pollution: new hazard mapping method developed

    A new method for mapping the spread of oil released by ships is presented in a recent study, where it is applied to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas of the Mediterranean. The method pulls together a range of data, including information on shipping routes, oil particle behaviour, currents and climate. In this case study, it reveals pollution hotspots in the south-western Adriatic Sea and north-eastern ...

  • Oil Skimmers, Inc., offers to aid in the clean-up of the gulf oil spill

    As heavy oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico begins to wash into the fragile Louisiana wetlands, environmental organizations, governmental officials, and citizens alike are worrying about how to clean up the shallow waters on the shores. Oil Skimmers, Inc., offers a unique solution that can be of service in the clean-up effort. In a June 1st press release Governor ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Giant oil skimmer still not ready at Gulf of Mexico spill site

    Tests of a giant Taiwanese tanker to collect oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico would continue after initial trials were deemed inconclusive because of rough seas. Over the weekend the modified ship, named A Whale, was being tested to separate crude oil from sea water in an area north of the BP Plc well that has been spewing oil into the Gulf. ""After an initial 48-hour ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Total to compensate Erika oil spill third parties to tune of €192m

    Following the verdict announced by the Paris Criminal Court on January 16, 2008, Total has decided:to immediately pay compensation to the victims of pollution, in full and final settlement, as ordered by the court; to appeal a verdict that it deems unfair and that runs counter to the intended aim of enhancing maritime transportation safety. Total will be immediately paying the court-ordered ...


    By Total Energy Services

  • Washington Fines Greek Shipper Without Oil Spill Readiness Plan

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 29, 2007 (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology has levied an $8,500 fine against the Greek shipping firm Marmaras Navigation Co. Ltd. for operating a cargo vessel in Washington waters for five days without a state-approved oil spill readiness plan. The Department of Ecology could have levied a fine up to $100,000 a day. The penalty against ...

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