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  • 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, ...


  • EPA, Coast Guard to clean up millions of gallons of hazardous liquids and sludge from Samoa Pulp site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard today announced the agencies will begin removing millions of gallons of hazardous materials and toxic sludge from the former Samoa Pulp Mill site in Samoa, Calif. as part of a joint cleanup effort. EPA Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-2), ...

  • EPA Signs Two Clean Up Decisions in a Continued Effort to Protect Cape Cod Drinking Water

    In its ongoing efforts to protect the Cape Cod aquifer from contamination from historical military training activities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final cleanup strategies for two contaminated areas at Camp Edwards. EPA, in consultation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP), has recently determined the appropriate cleanup ...

  • 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

  • Hair collection for gulf oil spill booms

    Matter of Trust is a charity that collects hair and alike fibres to make booms contributing cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico (US) oil spill. For this purpose, the organisation can use warehouses around the Gulf and is calling for individuals, salons, wool and alpaca farmers as well as individuals to send hair and fur. Doing so, damage to estuaries and fragile ecosystems in the Lousiana and Florida ...


  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Small oil spills: Overlooked source of marine pollution?

    'Small oils spills are just as important as large oil spills, according to new research. By analysing images of oil slicks taken over an eight year period, researchers were able to show that smaller spills contribute a larger proportion of the oil pollution present in European waters. Oil spills represent a major threat to European seas. Over 600 million tonnes of crude oil are imported by EU ...

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

    A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers. Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo Mexico's Buenavista copper mine near the U.S. border and threatened ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • U.S. EPA Response to the BP Whiting Oil Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is responding to the spill of an unknown volume of oil into Lake Michigan from the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. BP notified the federal government’s National Response Center on March 24, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. that a spill had occurred. EPA has issued a Notice of Federal Interest, which formally advises BP of the federal government’s involvement ...

  • Medford, Mass. Company Settles with EPA for Oil Spill

    Erickson Fuel Company, Inc., a Medford, Mass. oil distributor, has agreed to pay a penalty of $14,500 to settle EPA claims regarding a January 2014 oil spill, and Erickson’s failure to prepare an oil spill prevention plan. The January 2014 oil spill originated from a parked diesel fuel delivery truck and ultimately caused oil to be released to Winter Brook, which flows into the Mystic ...

  • EPA mine spill could have been prevented

    Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid. The spill that fouled rivers in three states would have been avoided had the EPA team checked ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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