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  • Judge: 3 million barrels discharged after 2010 BP spill

    The amount of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of a 2010 rig explosion was more than BP estimated, but less than the government calculated, a federal judge determined Thursday in a ruling that could cost the London-based oil giant more than $13 billion. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled that 3.19 barrels - or just under 134 million gallons - were discharged into the Gulf ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • State, feds won`t pursue $92M more in `89 Exxon Valdez spill

    The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of ducks and sea otters in Alaska's Prince William Sound following a devastating oil spill more than two decades ago. In a court filing made on Wednesday, government attorneys said patches of lingering oil that ...


    By Associated Press

  • IPI now offers comprehensive selection of industrial spill control kits

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions now offers a broad range of industrial spill control kits that allow for an immediate response to any kind of emergency spill situation.  IPI has increased its line of quality universal Spill Kits which combine the very best absorbents, ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Five lessons from the BP oil disaster

    It"s very easy to pile onto BP right now. The "accident," which may be due more to negligence, is bad enough. The company lost 11 employees - after losing 15 in a high-profile explosion at a refinery 5 years ago. The damage to the Gulf, its species, and the people who depend on it is almost incalculable. But surprisingly, it"s even easier to criticize BP"s behavior since the explosion - the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

    Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion. Federal and state government officials touted the record-breaking $18.7 billion agreement as a historic milestone in the Gulf ...


    By Associated Press

  • HandsOn network and UPS partner to aid gulf region recovery effort

    UPS, the world's largest package delivery company, and HandsOn Network, the country's largest volunteer network, are joining forces to keep delivering volunteer services and relief efforts in the Gulf region, which faces a long term recovery from the oil spill and natural disasters. This Saturday, to celebrate Make A Difference Day, the largest day of national service, UPS employees will help ...

  • Hong Kong Spill Response Company Ltd (HKSR) establishes partnership with Aqua-Guard

    Hong Kong Spill Response Company Ltd (HKSR) has established a partnership with Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc. on June 28th, 2012. Since then, HKSR has been successfully promoting Aqua-Guard products and services in the Chinese marketplace. HKSR Technology has recently won a tender issued by the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) for the supply of large scale Aqua-Guard Oil Skimming ...

  • BC Introduces New legislation to enable world-leading provincial spills regime

    Amendments to the Environmental Management Act (EMA), introduced today will, if passed, provide the legal foundation to establish a new, world-leading spill preparedness and response regime to address environmental emergencies in B.C. The proposed spills regime will ensure effective preparedness, response and recovery measures are in place for hazardous substance spills, from any ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Concern about oil exploration Exxon in Arctic Sea

    September 2, 2011. Wetlands International is very concerned about the permission for Exxon and Rosneft for oil exploration in the Russian Arctic Sea. The area designated overlaps with two protected natural areas. Officially oil exploration is banned in these areas. Last Tuesday, Exxon Mobil Corp and the Russian oil company Rosneft signed an agreement to extract oil and gas from the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • North Dakota pipeline breaks, spews 20,600 barrels of oil

    More than 20,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed out of a Tesoro Corp. oil pipeline in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, the state Health Department said Thursday. State environmental geologist Kris Roberts said the 20,600-barrel spill, among the largest recorded in the state, was discovered on Sept. 29 by a farmer harvesting wheat about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Abanaki Publishes Expanded Oil Skimming Solutions Sourcebook

    Second Edition Covers 40 Real-World Oil Skimming Applications.  CLEVELAND -Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming and coolant maintenance products, announced the second-edition of its Solutions Sourcebook for oil skimming applications. The newly expanded 43-page handbook offers application notes and photos of 40 real-world implementations of oil skimming. Abanaki’s ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Shell swims against oil price tide – Arctic drilling set to commence despite low oil prices

    It’s a gamble – some would say a giant gamble. Before even one litre of oil has been found, the Anglo-Dutch Shell group is believed to have spent more than US$7 billion – just making preparations for its latest Arctic venture. Shell is betting on finding the oil industry’s Holy Grail: according to 2008 estimates by the US Geological Survey, the Arctic contains more than ...


    By Climate News Network

  • OriginClear and E3 Team Up to Offer Disaster Water Recovery to SERVPRO Franchisees Nationwide

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of breakthrough water cleanup technology, and OriginClear licensee ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Jury at Wendy Schmidt oil cleanup X challenge nominates winner

    Close to 400 companies entered the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE, and from these entries the judging panel selected Lamor as one of the top ten finalists.  On October 11, the results of the rigorous testing procedures at Ohmsett were publicized and award ceremonies took place in New York.  Lamor placed sixth when overall data was compiled, Team Elastec won the grand purse of ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Final phase of cleanup completed at Havertown superfund site thanks to recovery act funding (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed construction for the third and final phase of the Havertown PCE Superfund site in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pa. EPA used funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to complete this final phase of the Havertown cleanup. The construction cost for the final phase was approximately $3.6 million and included $3.2 ...

  • Apex Oil Company ordered to perform US$150m cleanup

    Apex Oil Company Inc. has been ordered to remediate extensive soil and groundwater contamination from its former refinery operations in Hartford, Ill., the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. In a decision issued on July 28, 2008, Chief Judge David R. Herndon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ordered Apex Oil Company Inc. to clean ...


    By US Department of Justice

  • Ocean Conservancy Response to Secretary Mabus’s Long Term Recovery Plan for America’s Gulf Coast

    WASHINGTON - Today, Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of Ocean Conservancy, issued the following statement in response to Secretary Mabus’s Long Term Recovery Plan for America’s Gulf Coast: “We face a defining moment in the Gulf of Mexico and for our ocean. The BP oil disaster is the latest blow to a Gulf ecosystem that has been in decline for decades. We must seize this moment ...


    By Ocean Conservancy

  • 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 ...

  • ConocoPhillips Kuparuk Unit facility settles with EPA for Oil Discharge to Tundra on Alaska’s North Slope

    ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc, has signed a Consent Agreement and Final Order with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stemming from a December, 2007 spill near their Kuparuk Unit petroleum facility on Alaska’s North Slope. As part of the agreement, the company paid a $45,000 penalty. “Any oil discharge on Alaska’s North Slope can cause harm,” said Jeff KenKnight, ...

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