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  • 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 ...

  • Gulf oil spill demonstrates that knowledge is the solution to the U.S. and world economic problems

    If the U.S. and the world utilized knowledge more efficiently the prosperity of both would increase proportionately. The Gulf Oil Spill would not have occurred with better knowledge of safety measures. The cleanup would be more effective with better knowledge. This is easier said than done. This knowledge exists in niches which are difficult to find and utilize. McIlvaine demonstrated how this ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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 ...

  • MOP Environmental Solutions: MOP Can Protect the Most Fragile Areas in Gulf Spill

    MOP® 201 Absorbing Product “Ready to Go” to Protect Shoreline Bath, NH. New Hampshire–based MOP Environmental Solutions says it has the product to protect the most fragile areas along the Gulf Coast and it is just waiting to get a go ahead to ship the product and all deployment equipment. “This problem has become enormous and no one solution is going to take care of everything but we have to ...


  • 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 ...

  • Continued Presence of Hydrocarbons in Salt Water Increases Need for PetroSense’s Monitoring Systems

    DALLAS - As the need to monitor the presence of hydrocarbons in salt water is greater than ever, PetroSense® DHP, digital hydrocarbon probes, offer a proven solution to the detection and measurement of petroleum hydrocarbons in salt water, anywhere, in real time, using fiber optic chemical sensor technology. The proven continuing threat of hydrocarbon presence comes at the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • The federal government allows Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska

    The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced that it approved the permit to drill below the ocean floor after the oil giant brought in a required piece of equipment to stop a possible well ...


    By Associated Press

  • MOP Environmental Secures Funding for Expansion of Marketing, Promotion and Manufacturing

    MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MOPN) is pleased to announce it has secured funding for expansion of marketing, promotion, and manufacturing. MOPN CEO Charles Diamond commented: "We have secured adequate funding to achieve, our proposed near term objectives." Expansion of marketing and promotion: Funding will provide for expansion of marketing ...


  • ExxonMobil Pipeline Company Continues Cleanup Operations in Montana

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Company provided the following update as cleanup operations continued Monday following a release of oil into the Yellowstone River. More than 280 people are now involved in the response and cleanup effort including ExxonMobil’s North America Regional Response Team, the Clean Harbors and ER oil spill response ...


    By ExxonMobil

  • ExxonMobil Pipeline Company Provides Update on Cleanup Operations

    ExxonMobil Pipeline Company provided the following update as cleanup operations continued Sunday evening following a release of oil into the Yellowstone River. More than 120 people were involved in the response and cleanup effort including ExxonMobil’s North America Regional Response Team, the Clean Harbors oil spill response organization, and additional contractors. ...


    By ExxonMobil

  • EPA announces Pacific environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2006; Closure of CNMI’s Puerto Rico Dump, hazardous waste related cases highlight year

    11/14/06 -- HONOLULU ) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions in Guam, American Samoa and CNMI for 2006 brought environmental and public benefits for the state’s residents as polluters committed to more than $14.4 million to correct environmental violations and prevent future pollution. This year continues the successful efforts in terms of polluters making ...

  • Extreme Biodiesel Experiences Four Fold Increase in First Quarter Revenue

    BookMerge Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: BRKM), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Extreme Biodiesel, has increased revenue in the first quarter 2011 4 times the amount of revenue in the first quarter 2010. Increased Extreme Biodiesel fuel and equipment sales are a result of increased demand for biodiesel to comply with governmental emission reduction requirements, increased petroleum fuel prices, ...


  • Woods Hole Marine's 'Solution' to Pollution With OPFLEX(R) Technology

    OPFLEX Solutions Inc and Woods Hole Marine are pleased to announce a distribution agreement, wherein Woods Hole Marine will supply OPFLEX® products to ports and marinas throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Together, the companies will create real green jobs with American-made products. Following OPFLEX Solutions' CEO, Scott Smith's, presentation to the scientific community at Woods ...


  • California finds more instances of offshore fracking

    The oil production technique known as fracking is more widespread and frequently used in the offshore platforms and man-made islands near some of California's most populous and famous coastal communities than state officials believed. In waters off Long Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach - some of the region's most popular surfing strands and tourist attractions - oil companies have used ...


    By Associated Press

  • Slick Sleuth™ Helping to Protect an Invaluable Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach California is home to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. It is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including the endangered California Least Tern. ...


    By InterOcean Systems LLC

  • Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

    For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide. The Corps announced in a settlement Monday that it will immediately ...


    By Associated Press

  • Major expedition launches to study impacts of recent events on Gulf of Mexico EcoSystem

    Ocean Alliance, the University of Southern Maine and Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today launched a 14-week scientific voyage to study the impacts of recent oil spills and natural disasters on the Gulf of Mexico, one of the world's most important ocean habitats. The scientific mission will leave Key West, Florida with a ten-person team aboard the 93-foot floating laboratory, Odyssey. The team ...

  • Annual EPA Enforcement Results Highlight Focus on Major Environmental Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its annual enforcement and compliance results demonstrating a focus on violations that have the most impact on public health. “Our enforcement work over the past year reflects our focus on the biggest violators and the cases that make the most difference in protecting American communities from ...

  • First Galapagos wind turbines set to halve diesel imports

    To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Galapagos' Islands discovery, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Monday launched a program to end the use of fossil fuels on the Galapagos by 2015.  The initiative is led by the San Cristobal Wind Project, which erected three wind turbines near the town of El Progresso on San Cristobal Island.  The wind farm is on the island that suffered the worst oil ...

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