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  • EPA Proposal Strengthens Nation’s Preparedness Level and Response to Oil Spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to improve the nation’s ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. This proposal addresses issues raised by the public, responders, government, and industry officials during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  ...

  • ASTM F2059 - 06(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Using The Swirling Flask

    A standard test is necessary to establish a baseline performance parameter so that dispersants can be compared, a given dispersant can be compared for effectiveness on different oils, and at different oil weathering stages, and batches of dispersant or oils can be checked for effectiveness changes with time or other factors. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Wescorp Defines Strategy for Gulf of Mexico Spill Remediation and Long-Term Regulatory Implications for Off-Shore Oil and Gas Operations

    CALGARY, Alberta - Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE), a clean water technology company focused on implementing its low-cost solutions into several markets including the oil & gas and marine industries, today further defined its strategy to enter the market to provide services for the oil spill recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Management is in active discussions with contractors and ...


  • NOFO Accelerates Spill Recovery with DESMI Speed-Sweep

    Safeguarding Norway NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies) operates on behalf of 30 offshore operators, establishing and managing oil spill response preparedness in Norwegian coastal and open sea regions. The organization’s total oil recovery capacity is from 100-200,000 barrels per day. From an oil spill response perspective, Norway’s waters, ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Statement of Lisa P. Jackson administrator, U.S. environmental protection agency / legislative hearing on use of dispersants in BP oil spill / senate committee on appropriations: subcommittee on commerce, justice, science, and related agencies (HQ)

    Chairman Mikulski, Ranking Member Shelby and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill response. My testimony today will provide you with an overview of EPA’s role and activities in the affected Gulf Coast region following the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon ...

  • CSIRO develops new oil detection technique

    Developed in collaboration with waste technology specialist, Ziltek Pty Ltd, the technique means that the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons can now be quantified simply by using a hand-held infrared spectrometer to take readings at the site of interest, without the need to take samples or perform any kind of processing. The technique could be used for oil exploration purposes. It will also be ...

  • MOP Environmental Files New Patent - Cleans Oil Saturated Land in Minutes

    MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. (MOPN-pk) CEO, Charles Diamond announces filing of a Provisional Patent on a New Technology for Ultra-Fast, Low-Cost, On-Site, Remediation of even the most recalcitrant of Oil Spills on Land.“Called “MOP® RESCUE™ (Maximum Oil Pickup – Rapid Environmental Spill, Clean Up & Elimination)”… we now accomplish in minutes what otherwise took years. I believe this ...


  • 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

  • Prevent. Prepare. Respond. Restore.

    Discover the testing, training and research opportunities at Ohmsett while attending this year’s International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) May 15-18, 2017 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Our staff will be in booth 1004 on the exhibit floor providing visitors with information on Ohmsett's mission to increase oil spill response capabilities through independent ...


    By OHMSETT

  • MOP Environmental is Courted by Giant Middle East Company

    Saudi Aramco - Largest Middle East Oil Company, to Test MOP, Maximum Oil PickupBATH, NH -- (Marketwire) -- 11/02/10 -- MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MOPN) announces Saudi Aramco - World's Largest Oil Company, to Test MOP, Maximum Oil Pickup Customers might not expect the world's largest Oil Company to be taking an interest in a small New Hampshire business that specializes in ...


  • Ohmsett Staff to Exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibition

    Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility will exhibit at the Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibition November 2-3, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Clean Gulf will present discussions on solutions for inland, offshore, and coastal spill preparedness and response. It provides a forum for stakeholders involved ...


    By OHMSETT

  • EVTN Team Voraxial ® Gives Thanks to Wendy Schmidt and the X PRIZE Foundation

    Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCOB: EVTN) extends its gratitude to the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Prize Foundation for developing, organizing and administering a worldwide competition for oil spill recovery. EVTN was honored to be selected as one of 10 finalists from among 350 international contenders for the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt ...

  • BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields

    BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions. One BP field in the Gulf of Mexico, called Tiber, makes the Macondo field that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Enbridge Energy Partners Update on Michigan Leak Clean-Up

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") today provided an update on the progress being made in the clean-up efforts undertaken in response to the leak that occurred on Line 6B near Marshall, Michigan the morning of July 26, 2010. Community health and safety, and environmental mitigation remain top priorities. "Crews worked ...


  • Enbridge News Conference- 4:30 p.m. ET

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") today provided an update on the progress being made in the clean-up efforts undertaken in response to the leak that occurred on Line 6B near Marshall, Michigan the morning of July 26, 2010. Community health and safety, and environmental mitigation remain top priorities. "Crews worked ...


  • Explosion proof and intrinsic safety 101

    Portions of the standard Spill Buster system operate in various “classified” flammable or explosive vapor zones or areas as defined in the US under the NEC codes. The location of the equipment on the site must be designed properly; or the equipment must be enclosed in appropriate enclosures, to prevent ignition of these vapors should the failure of a component occur. Since this is ...


    By Clean Earth Technology, Inc.

  • Maryland Department of the Environment issues 25 enforcement actions

    Today the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) announced twenty-five recent enforcement actions resulting in penalties totaling $366,750 in response to violations of MDE requirements for waste, water, and air and radiation waste management. “The Maryland Department of the Environment’s top priority is to protect public health,” said MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson. “A consistent baseline ...

  • Thompson Pump Promotes Sales Manager

    Thompson Pump, an international manufacturer of portable diesel-driven pumps, announces the promotion of Bobby Zitzka to the role of Sales Manager. Zitzka will oversee the corporate sales team including national accounts, international sales, municipal sales, and the inside sales department based out of Port Orange, Fla. Prior to his promotion, Zitzka served as the Branch Manager of ...


    By Thompson Pump

  • Aggreko Earns Environmental Management 14001 Certification

    Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power, ...


    By Aggreko PLC

  • 2013 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Winners are Announced – Spotlighting Leadership in Information Management for EHS & Sustainability

    IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, today announced the winners of the 2013 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding leadership in the use of advanced information systems and best practices to achieve environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability business goals. “We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of this ...


    By IHS

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