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  • Cleaning oil spills with high performance magnets

    MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is reported as one of the US’s worst environmental disasters, costing $40 million.  At the ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Research and Markets: Oil Spill Science and Technology

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  • U.S. Department of Energy: Soaking Up an Oil Spill

    When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, beginning the worst oil spill in U.S. history, those in charge of the recovery discovered a new wrinkle: the millions of gallons of oil bubbling from the sea floor weren't all collecting on the surface where it could be skimmed or burned. Some of it was forming a plume and drifting through the ocean under the surface. Now, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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 ...

  • DESMI Adds Accredited Oil Spill Response Training

    Leading oil recovery solution manufacturer DESMI has obtained Nautical Institute accreditation for its IMO Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (OPRC) training courses, becoming a one-stop shop for its customers around the world. In many spheres of education, it’s enough for course instructors to have a theoretical understanding of the field. In oil spill response, however, DESMI ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Raging Floodwaters Cause Kansas Refinery Oil Spill

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas, July 3, 2007 (ENS) - Emergency management officials are trying to contain damage from an oil refinery spill in Coffeyville, Kansas that occurred over the weekend when raging floodwaters breached a levee Sunday as heavy rains swept the southeastern section of the state. At the Coffeyville Resources Refinery more than 42,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the overflowing ...

  • Oil spill skimmers: oil drum skimmers model 24 and 48 available

    Granite Environmental, Inc. , located on the East Coast of Florida, now has oil spill skimmers model 24  and model 48 (ask for drum or brush options) available. 10 units per model can ...

  • Lamor Bolsters Oil Recovery Capacity at USAF Air Base in Okinawa

    United States Air Force Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, is the second largest air base in the world.  It is the hub of airpower in the Pacific and home to the Air Force’s largest combat wing, the 18th Wing, and a variety of associate units. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is the Department of Defense’s largest logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Lamor and Arctia Present Ice Management & Oil Recovery Project Results

    A recent seminar was held at Lamor headquarters in Porvoo, Finland, where the results of the Ice Management & Oil Recovery (IMOR) project were presented and reviewed.  The IMOR project is a joint study developed by icebreaking service provider Arctia and Lamor examining the relationship between a vessels propulsion and oil recovery ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Cleanup Continuing at Location of Crude Oil Spill by ExxonMobil Pipeline Company

    Cleanup operations were continuing at the site of a spill of crude oil on remote rural property near Torbert LA, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company said today. The oil from the North Line crude pipeline was contained in the immediate area and recovery efforts began on Sunday. Crews used vacuum trucks to recover the oil. Additional resources will be available on Monday ...


    By ExxonMobil

  • How the oil spill and other environmental crises create jobs in other industries

    The purpose of this article is to point out job opportunities resulting from the Oil Spill and other unfortunate crises. Hinton Human Capital stands in firm support of the thousands of people who have lost their businesses and jobs due to this disaster. New Jobs In Other Industries Will Appear In The Oil Spill Affected Areas Dawn Kawamoto wrote a great article on ...


  • NIH-funded research network to explore oil spill health effects

    An NIH-funded network of researchers will evaluate potential harmful effects of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on reproduction and birth outcomes, the cardiorespiratory system, and behavior and mental health. The network of community and university partnerships, under the leadership of NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), will conduct research to evaluate the level ...

  • EVTN Showcases Submersible Voraxial® at International Oil Spill Conference

    Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial Separator (booth #256) at the upcoming International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC2011) from 23-26 May 2011 in Portland, Oregon.  During the four day event, the US Coast Guard will present a technical paper titled ...

  • VeruTEK® Extends Relationship with RME Environmental to Include Enhanced Oil Recovery Products

    Environmental remediation and oilfield chemistry company, VeruTEK® Technologies, Inc. (VTKT), announced today that RME Environmental, a Texas-based technology implementation and consulting firm, has become a certified reseller of VeruTEK’s ...


    By VeruTEK Technologies, Inc.

  • National Conference on BP Oil Spill in the Gulf to be Held at National Aquarium, Baltimore

    As the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues, scientists are increasingly committed to quantifying long-term effects. Since 2010, independent researchers have been collecting data to quantify chronic impacts of this disaster on natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico. To present the latest research outcomes and initiate dialogue among key ...


  • WWF Report Shows Limited Response Possible to Arctic Oil Spill

    If a major oil spill happened in the Arctic today, it would be impossible to clean it up much of the time. In fact, WWF analysis of National Energy Board (NEB) commissioned research indicates a clean-up would not be possible 44 to 84 per cent of the short Arctic drilling season. For the remaining seven or eight months of the year, during the ice-covered winter, no spill cleanup would be ...


  • 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

  • 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. ...

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