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  • BP issued government directive for oil spill clean-up

    The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a directive on July 1, 2010 to BP on how the company should manage recovered oil, contaminated materials and liquid and solid wastes recovered in cleanup operations from the BP oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with EPA, will hold BP accountable for the implementation of the approved waste management plans and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Coast guard and EPA send directive to BP on oil spill waste management plan (HQ, AL, FL, LA, MS)

    Today, the U.S. Coast Guard, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreement, issued a directive to BP on how the company should manage recovered oil, contaminated materials and liquid and solid wastes recovered in cleanup operations from the BP oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with EPA, and in consultation with the states, will hold BP accountable for the implementation of the approved ...

  • Coal Ash Spill

    (CNN) -- The coal ash poured out of a broken pipe into the Dan River, turning water into dark muck. It took nearly a week to stem the spill, which sent millions of gallons of sludge from a retired power plant into a river that supplies drinking water to communities in North Carolina and neighboring Virginia. Workers stopped the ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • EPA issues cleanup directive to Enbridge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive today requiring Enbridge to take additional steps to clean up the July 2010 oil spill that damaged over 35 miles of the Kalamazoo River system. The directive requires Enbridge to submit plans by Oct. 20, 2011 for cleanup and monitoring work expected to last through 2012. Failure to comply could result in civil penalties. ...

  • Map oil spill with mobile app

    Trimble has launched Map the Spill, a mobile app and website that empowers Gulf Coast residents and the public to report on the oil spill. Map the Spill allows those directly and indirectly impacted by the spill to capture and chronicle what they see happening to the land, sea and wildlife in their areas. Using rich media and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, citizens can be part of a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Will BP spill spawn innovation, or just logo spoofs?

    A week ago, reporters arrived at my office, looking for an opinion on a new Greenpeace contest to redesign BP"s "Beyond Petroleum" logo to something "more suitable for their dirty ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Towable bladder for oil spill recovery applications

    Our Granite Environmentasl towable bladder tanks are an easy way to add capacity to oil recovery equipment used in water response situation. They are easy to deploy as floating bladder tanks in the water or can be used for additional storage capacity on land, thus being very flexible for response situations. These bladders come in a range of sizes and can ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Seabirds suffer long-term impacts of oil spills

    Oil spills can affect seabird populations for at least a decade after a major incident, a new study suggests. The authors studied the long-term effects of the Prestige oil spill on European shags and found that the numbers of chicks raised by breeding pairs were reduced in the ten years following the disaster. When the Prestige oil tanker sank northwest of the Iberian Peninsula in November 2002, ...

  • North Dakota launching website to notify public of spills

    It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than 20,000 barrels of crude to ooze across a northwestern wheat field. In response to extensive media coverage and criticism from environmental groups, the North Dakota Health Department will launch a website sometime this week that will enable the public to monitor reported ...


    By Associated Press

  • Company president in chemical spill facing charges

    The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit. In bankruptcy court hearings and meetings, former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern repeatedly said he had little to do with the company before it was sold a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • EPA directs company to supply information in PA gas well incident

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed Chesapeake Energy Corp. to supply information in connection with the discharge of drilling fluids from a natural gas well last week in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. While the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the lead in responding to this incident, EPA staff is requesting by tomorrow, April 26, information on the hydraulic ...

  • Environment: Commission welcomes EP vote on the Marine Strategy Directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote on the directive to protect the marine environment which confirms the recent agreement negotiated between the Portuguese presidency and the Parliament. The objective of the agreement is to achieve the good environmental status for the European Union's marine waters of by 2020. It confirms the strong commitment of all ...

  • Use of cameras covered in proposed ASTM oil spill response standard

    Vessel-mounted cameras can be effectively and economically used by ship crews investigating and responding to an oil spill. ASTM International Committee F20 on Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response is currently developing a proposed new standard on use of cameras in this realm. WK24607, Specification for the Design and Use of Vessel-Mounted Camera Systems for Oil Spill Response, is under ...


    By ASTM International

  • July 6 update on federal response to oil spill near Billings, Montana

    At approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, July 1 a break occurred in a 12-inch pipeline owned by ExxonMobil that resulted in a spill of crude oil into the Yellowstone River approximately 20 miles upstream of Billings, Montana. According to the company’s estimates, 1,000 barrels of oil entered the river, which is in flood stage, before the pipeline was cut off. EPA’s primary concern is ...

  • Transportation Spill Emergencies Subject of Free New White Paper

    A transportation accident or emergency release requiring environmental cleanup requires fast action to contain the spill generator's costs and limit potential liability. Shippers and transporters who are not adequately prepared to handle spill emergencies quickly and comply with all reporting requirements can end up with major expenses for cleanup and disposal services, liability issues and steep ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • Gulf Restoration Groups Praise Historic Settlement for Oil Spill

     Gulf restoration and economic development groups lauded the announcement today from the Department of Justice that it has reached an historic settlement with Transocean for its role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Today's $1.4 billion settlement will be paid under the Clean Water Act for civil and criminal penalties. A significant portion of those funds will be used to restore the Gulf, as ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Secretary Chu, secretary Salazar continue oil spill response work in Houston

    At the direction of the President, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar are in Houston today continuing their work on innovative strategies to leverage the best science and engineering to contain the BP oil spill.  "Our scientific team is playing an important role in conducting our own independent analysis at every step of the process, and making sure that ...


    By US Department of Energy

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