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  • BSEE Sponsors "Ice Month" at Ohmsett

    Herndon, VA - While there exists proven response equipment which can contain and recover oil spills from vessels, pipelines, and exploration and production facilities in offshore Arctic regions, there remains a need for its continuous testing and evaluation. To meet this need, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is sponsoring "Ice Month" at Ohmsett - the National Oil Spill ...


    By OHMSETT

  • EcoBasalt Ltd. Selected to Present at CleanEquity Monaco 2013

    EcoBasalt Ltd. will present at CleanEquity Monaco 2013 on March 7th & 8th at the Sporting d'Hiver, Monaco. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/CL15975LOGO ) CleanEquity Monaco is an annual invitation-only event hosted by Innovator Capital, the London based specialist cleantech investment bank. Other partners and sponsors include Prince Albert II of Monaco's Foundation, ...


    By Innovator Capital Limited

  • SWS Environmental Services adds Galveston, Texas location

    SWS Environmental Services (SWSES) has expanded its Texas operations to Galveston. The newest location for SWSES was chosen for its maritime proximity on the Texas coast, providing for new services to the shipping, barge and petrochemical industries. The location comes complete with 200 feet of bulkhead for mooring - and access to an additional 6,800 feet - enabling the unique ability to service ...


    By SWS Environmental Services

  • Cleanup of fuel leaking from sunken boat continues

    Officials were assessing the environmental damage Tuesday after a towboat carrying 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and oil sank in the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, closing the river to barge traffic. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other organizations don't yet know what the towboat struck before it began sinking ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training

    Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/tow tank. That’s where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field. With the emphasis on practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the Ohmsett tank, you can increase your proficiency using boom and skimmers while ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training Course

    Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/two tank. That's where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field. With emphasis is on practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the Ohmsett tank, Studens can increase their proficiency using boom and skimmers while ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Chevron`s $1 billion bribe offer to quash legal case rocks Ecuador

    Chevron is remaining silent in the face of mounting evidence that the company tried to bribe Ecuador's government to quash an $18 billion environmental judgment and that a Chevron official ordered the destruction of documents as part of a broad scheme to duck responsibility for causing extensive pollution in the Amazon rainforest, according to documents and news reports. On Thursday, Chevron ...

  • Banana fibre can fix marine oil spills, says study

    Fibre from the stem of the banana plant can efficiently absorb oil spills that pollute coasts and threaten marine life says a new study by Indian researchers. Banana fibre, when treated with certain chemicals, can absorb up to 18 times their weight of oil, according to the study published last month (16 September) in the online journal, Carbohydrate Polymers. Scientists at the Institute of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hands-on Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training

    Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/tow tank. That’s where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field during the hands-on Oil Spill Strategies and Tactics Training, May 14-17, 2019 and August 6-9, 2019 in Leonardo, New Jersey. With the emphasis on practical experience in ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Applied Research Associates, Inc. Selected as Contractor for the Operation of Ohmsett

    Ohmsett, the National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility, is a national research asset within the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The test facility provides a unique environment for the development and testing of new oil spill response technologies, assessing spill prevention and response methods, and providing oil ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Arctic Ocean shoal declared off-limits to oil drilling

    A plateau on the Arctic Ocean floor, where thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise pups, has received new protections from the Obama administration that recognize it as a biological hot spot and mark it off-limits to future oil drilling. But the announcement from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell triggered an uproar from Alaska leaders, angry that the federal government was making a ...


    By Associated Press

  • OSCAR Oil Sheen Containment And Removal System

    William Litwin, President of Guardian Environmental Technologies is pleased to announce a new development in the critical field of dealing with spilled oil and other petroleum products in ports, harbors, marinas and even at sea. This device named "OSCAR"was developed by the company to fill a need to quickly deploy a containment barrier around an oil spill source that will simultaneously absorb ...

  • Slimmed-down U.S. energy bill

    A slimmed-down energy bill unveiled today by U.S. Senate Democrats focuses on reforming offshore drilling and promoting the use of alternative fuels for heavy vehicles. While some industry groups, including the major oil industry lobby, and some Republicans quickly denounced the measures outlined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, it is a step forward in the long awaited energy reform in the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Oil mars Alabama swamp months after crude train crash

    Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes. So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later? The isolated wetland smelled like a garage when a reporter from The Associated Press ...


    By Associated Press

  • Abanaki Introduces the Oil Boss® Oil Skimmer for Coolant Maintenance

    Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, announces the addition of the Oil Boss® Oil Skimmer to its extensive coolant maintenance product line. The Oil Boss solves problems that have plagued regular skimmers in machine shops. No tubes, mops, disks, or belts or wear out. The filtration media is easily washed out and reused. Eliminate oil containers on the shop ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • British Shipwreck Menaces World Heritage Devon Coast

    LONDON, UK (ENS) - Oil spilling from a cargo vessel grounded on the Cornish coast near a World Heritage Site and the threat of hazardous chemicals escaping from containers flung into the water as heavy gales hit the broken ship have British Coastguard, emergency and environmental personnel on high alert today. The British-flagged container ship MSC Napoli lost power during a gale in the English ...

  • Workers in Alaska and Washington to receive training for environmental safety and cleanup jobs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $400,000 in federal job training grants to the City of Tacoma and Zender Environmental, Alaska through the EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program. EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program provides environmental and health and safety training and helps graduates develop a broader set of ...

  • Soaking up oil spills with nanowires

    Oil spills and other industrial chemical leaks can cause havoc in ecosystems, killing marine and aquatic wildlife and polluting drinking water supplies. New research has developed a way of cleaning up spills using a super-absorbent material, which selectively draws up oil and other organic pollutants, leaving clean water behind. Current methods for cleaning up oil spills have limitations. Many ...

  • U.S EPA requires California companies to improve oil spill prevention plans

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the resolution of a series of settlements under the Clean Water Act with Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., in Newark, Calif., and Cargill Corporation, in Fullerton, Calif., for violations of federal oil pollution prevention regulations. Safety-Kleen will pay a $90,000 penalty and Cargill will pay a $45,000 penalty to resolve the violations at ...

  • EPA Training Grants Create Job Opportunities Across the Country

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the selection of 19 communities in 17 states and territories for approximately $3.6 million in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grants. Each grantee will receive up to $192,300 to operate environmental training programs to clean up Brownfields sites in economically distressed communities. ...

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