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  • EPA announces green jobs training for South Tucson // local graduates to clean up contaminated city sites

    Today in South Tucson, the EPA awarded a $300,000 grant to the City for environmental workforce development and job training to recruit, train, and place unemployed, predominantly low-income residents in jobs to clean up polluted areas. The funding is part of a national award of more than $6.2 million to 21 grantees throughout the country. The training program will put 39 trainees through a ...

  • Clean-up of dense nonaqueous-phase liquids (DNAPLs) at US hazardous waste sites

    The US EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation has constructed a website that compiles available information related to the cleanup of dense nonaqueous-phase liquids (DNAPLs) at hazardous waste sites. This initial phase addresses the most common DNAPL contaminants: chlorinated ethenes (e.g., tetrachloroethene and trichloroethene) and multi-component wastes (creosotes, ...

  • CMS H2O SI EXPANDS IT’S BIOREMEDIATION DIVISION AND INTRODUCES AN ORGANIC SOLUTION TO OIL CLEAN UP ON BEACHES AND IN WETLANDS.

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - June 4, 2010 – In an effort to assist the firms and governmental agencies involved with the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill tragedy, CMS H2O Systems International, Inc. (CMS H2O SI) has released its CMS line of bioremediation products specific for oil spill remediation. CMS 200 is a proprietary, ...


  • Andax introduces new Portable Spill Pac®

    Introducing the new and improved Andax Pac®! This portable spill kit can clean up spills up to ten gallons and prevent larger spills from spreading. The Andax Pac® is vacuum-packed in a tough foil laminated bag. Its 18”x18”x3” size allows it to be stored in places where other spill pacs won’t fit and prevents pilferage of its contents. This Pac is ideal for safely cleaning up chemical or hazmat ...


    By Andax Industries

  • EPA administrator announces national grants to train jobseekers in green jobs and clean up of contaminated sites

    Today in Atlanta, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that EPA is awarding more than $6.2 million in national environmental workforce development and job training grants to 21 grantees to recruit, train, and place unemployed, predominantly low-income residents in polluted areas. Administrator Jackson was joined by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at the ...

  • Oil Spill Reported in the Great Bear Rainforest

    The Gitga'at Nation of Hartley Bay is reporting an oil spill, between two and five miles long and 200 feet wide inside the Grenville Channel, not far from the proposed tanker route for the Enbridge Gateway pipeline. The spill was spotted by a commercial pilot and reported to the Gitga'at Nation and the Canadian Coast Guard yesterday evening. A Coast Guard landing craft from Prince Rupert is on ...


  • FFT-SolutionTM, Used to Assist In Oil Spill Cleanup

    A new green, toxin free, cost efficient Oil Dispersant has been used to assist in the Oil Spill Remediation at a mid-Atlantic naval facility. FFT-SolutionTM an approved EPA registered chemical is now listed on the ...

  • Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

    Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health. The Bridger Pipeline Co. said the spill occurred about 10 a.m. ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA responds to Enbridge oil spill in Romeoville (IL)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emergency response personnel were deployed to Romeoville, Ill., this afternoon to investigate and respond to an oil spill from a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership. The company notified the National Response Center about the incident at 1:20 p.m. today. “EPA, state and local agencies mobilized immediately to respond to this incident ...

  • Indictments in West Virginia chemical spill case

    Four former chemical company executives and two lower-level employees have been charged in a January spill that contaminated a river and left 300,000 residents around West Virginia's capital without usable water for drinking and bathing for days. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charged ex-Freedom Industries presidents Gary Southern and Dennis P. Farrell and two others with failing to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Beach structure explains persistence of 1989 oil spill

    In 1989 a large oil tanker famously ran aground off the Alaskan coast, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the waters of the Prince William Sound. Over 20 years later oil still contaminates some of the nearby gravel beaches. A recent study suggests it is the physical condition of the beaches that has caused the oil to persist. This research could provide guidelines for remediating ...

  • Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

    Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday. Tourists on Samet island were warned to stay away from the beach marred by inky globs as hundreds of workers in white jumpsuits labored to scrape the sand clean and remove the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Geomares launches website on Marine spills and pollution

    Geomares Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Spill International, the international website and newsletter on the prevention, preparedness for, response to and restoration of marine spills and pollution, www.spill-international.com. Spill International provides international experts with information on recent events, developments in the industry and significant research projects. It ...


    By Geomares Publishing bv

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Niger Delta oil spills cause investigations

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), at the request of the government of Nigeria, is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, and options for remediation. UNEP's decision to respond to this request by a member state recognises the human and environmental tragedy associated with oil contamination in Ogoniland and the fact ...


  • Oil spills raise ocean arsenic levels

    Oil spills can increase levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem. Research published in the journal Water Research describes how oil spills and leakages clog up seabed sediments, preventing them from bonding with arsenic and burying it safely underground. Arsenic is a poisonous chemical element found in minerals and is present ...


  • 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 ...

  • Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

    A federal grand jury was set to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. The session at the federal courthouse in Raleigh comes as environmental groups amp up pressure on regulators and lawmakers to force Duke to clean up the leaky, unlined ash pits polluting North ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spills

    Scientists are getting an entirely new perspective of what happens to oil in a spill, thanks to a tool developed by FIU researchers. Little is known about the chemical make-up of oil and how it acts when it mixes with seawater or sunlight during a spill. But by combining techniques to create one powerful instrument, a team from FIU's Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment can see how the ...

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