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  • New Report on Gulf Oil Spill Damage Reinforces Need for Restoration

    A coalition of organizations supporting Gulf restoration says a new federal report revealing that BP, Transocean and Halliburton Co. made critical mistakes leading up to last year's Gulf oil disaster reinforces the need for Congress to pass legislation to use the oil spill penalties for those mistakes to restore the Gulf.   "The mistakes that ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • EPA reminds businesses to report spills

    As business and industry officials return to their facilities in the wake of Hurricane Ike, the EPA reminds them to report spills to the National Response Center. The Center is integral to these facilities' long-established procedures in response to natural disasters like hurricanes. The Center serves as the sole point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, and biological ...

  • Australian oil spill report confirms need for long term environmental plan

    An independent marine scientists' report into the environmental effects of the Montara oil spill says a systematic, long-term monitoring effort is the only way to ascertain the true impacts of the spill on the region's biodiversity. This supports the Government's actions to commission a long-term monitoring plan with the company - PTTEP. The report describes the results from a survey of marine ...


    By Australian Government

  • Less oil spills observed by flight surveillance – but reports from citizens increased manifold

    The Finnish authorities observed in 2008 in the Gulf of Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the northern Baltic Sea 112 oil spills in all, of which 96 were located within the Finnish economic zone. A significant change compared with the previous years was the considerable increase of the number of oil spill reports from private persons – six times more than before. Reports from citizens are a ...

  • EPA Reports on Dioxin Quantities Emitted During Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill

    This week, the  EPA released two peer reviewed reports concerning dioxins emitted during the controlled burns of oil during the Deepwater Horizon BP spill. The reports found that while small amounts of dioxins were created by the burns, the levels that workers and residents would have been exposed to were below EPA’s levels of concern. Controlled burning of oil on the surface of the ...

  • Washington Oil Spill Affects Puyallup River

    TACOMA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology and other agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred at early Sunday morning on the Puyallup River Bridge overpass in Tacoma. The spill was reported to Ecology by the state Department of Transportation, DOT, after a vehicle accident on the southbound I-5 Puyallup River bridge overpass. A ...

  • 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

  • Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

    Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The collision Wednesday evening near Columbus, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying clarified slurry oil. The cargo tank was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chinese oil spill reveals research gulf

    The first, large-scale oil spill in Dalian Bay in China last month has revealed a host of problems with safety management and environmental impact assessment including a dearth of environmental and geochemical studies on such disasters. 'As scientists, we do not have the funding or the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into these accidents,' Peng Xianzhi, a scientist at the Guangzhou ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Lightning may be cause of ND oil spill

    A lightning strike may have caused a pipeline rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil in a North Dakota wheat field, federal regulators said in a report issued Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said a preliminary investigation of the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

    Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution. Besides the possible environmental impact, flood damage to roads, railroads and other infrastructure will affect the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Large oil spill spreads in Manila Bay

    A large oil spill from an underwater pipe has contaminated waters in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital and prompted authorities on Friday to ban fishing. The coast guard said about 500,000 liters (132,000 gallons) of diesel fuel formed a red slick stretching some 300 square kilometers (116 square miles) near four coastal towns in Cavite ...


    By Associated Press

  • Financial risks of oil sands greater than BPs gulf oil spill

    New Report: Canada"s Oil Sands Face Significant Financial and Environmental Risks as Great as Those in BP ...

  • Argentina strives to clean mystery oil spill in Patagonia

    An enormous oil spill of unknown origin has washed ashore in Argentine Patagonia north of Comodoro Rivadavia, fouling beaches and threatening the area's marine life, according to reports released in Buenos Aires by Chubut Environment Minister Monica Raimundo. Comodoro Rivadavia is at the heart of one of Argentina's main oil producing areas in Chubut province.  The four kilometer diameter oil ...

  • 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

  • Oil spill closes 80 miles of the Mississippi River

    Crews are struggling to contain and clean more than 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from an 80 mile closed stretch of the Mississippi River that extends from New Orleans downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spilled early Wednesday near downtown New Orleans when the 600-foot Liberian-flagged oil tanker Tintomara collided with an American Commercial Lines barge that was being pushed by a tug, the ...

  • Another Greka oil spill fouls California creek

    More than 25,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled near Buellton, California on Saturday, but the spill was not even discovered until 13 hours after it started, according to a report on the incident issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Overfilling of a produced wastewater tank caused the spill on the Greka Energy Zaca Lease. The oil and produced water spilled into the ...

  • California oil spill might be larger than projected

    More than two months after oil from a ruptured pipeline fouled California beaches, documents released Wednesday disclosed that the spill might have been far larger than earlier projected. Plains All American Pipeline had estimated that the May 19 break along a corroded section of pipe near Santa Barbara released up to 101,000 gallons of ...


    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

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