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  • Caspian States Adopt Landmark Biodiversity Protocol and will Establish Convention Secretariat

    From 28 to 30 May 2014, ministers of environment and other high-level government officials of the five Caspian States met in Ashgabat for the fifth Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as the Tehran Convention. They took major decisions towards ensuring a sustainable future for the Caspian Sea. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Source of Mystery Mercury Spill in Arizona Remains Unknown

    On March 31st, the El Mirage Fire Department released a news bulletin about a mercury spill at a bank-owned home in the town.  Fire crews from El Mirage and hazardous materials teams from the nearby towns of Peoria and Surprise responded to the scene.  It is not known how a quantity of greater than one pound of mercury was spilled at the vacant home. Anyone with information concerning ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Violations issued against Duke for coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators issued notice to Duke Energy on Friday that the company will be cited for violating environmental standards in connection with a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. Two formal notices issued by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources cite Duke for ...


    By Associated Press

  • ARPC Developed Compensation Models and Payment Formulas in BP Oil Spill Settlement

    ARPC, an expert services and business advisory consulting firm providing world-class analytical expertise and guidance to clients facing complex legal and business challenges, has announced today that the Company provided economic expertise in assessing and forecasting claims in the recent BP ...


  • NIH Still Active in Gulf Region Five Years After Oil Spill

    Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, researchers at the National Institutes of Health are actively working with Gulf region community partners, to learn if any human health problems resulted from the disaster and establish a new research response plan to be better prepared for future disasters. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, is ...

  • NOVACES Develops New Capabilities for the Incident Command System in Support of Project Management for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    NOVACES, a management consulting firm that provides performance management, continuous process improvement (CPI), and project management services to public and private sector organizations, announced the availability of its innovative solution to look beyond the normal Incident Command System (ICS) planning cycle and predictably ...


  • Marshall Islands accedes to five UN treaties on safety and marine pollution

    The Marshall Islands, one of the world’s major shipping nations, has acceded to five important International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions that aim to discourage environmental pollution and promote safety on the high seas, the United Nations agency announced today. The Pacific island nation has acceded to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on ...


    By United Nations

  • The bonds company fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined The Bonds Company of Magnolia, Arkansas, $6,000 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations at three of its oil production facilities. Federal inspections at the facilities found numerous violations including: Personnel working at two of the facilities had no training on discharge procedure protocols, no ...

  • Edinger incorporated fined for violating the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Edinger Incorporated of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, $2,950 for violating the Clean Water Act's Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations. During a recent inspection of the company's oil production facility in Caddo County, Oklahoma, EPA uncovered a variety of SPCC violations. These included improper or inadequate measures ...

  • Petco Petroleum Corporation fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Petco Petroleum Corporation of Hinsdale, Illinois, $3,650 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A March 31, 2012, EPA inspection of its Jemima Richard oil production facility located on Highway 33 in Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma, revealed personnel working at ...

  • Four Oklahoma companies fined for violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined four Oklahoma companies $4,150 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. Federal inspections in December 2008 and January 2009 of oil production facilities found numerous violations. For example, inspections and tests required by SPCC regulations were not in ...

  • Rainbow Production Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Rainbow Production of Hot Springs, Arkansas, $1,700 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations outlined under the federal Clean Water Act. A June 14, 2012, EPA inspection of Debo #4 and #3 oil production facilities located on Robinson Acres Road, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, revealed no inspection ...

  • Averting crisis through proactive measures

    Oil spills have always tormented the oil and gas industry with devastating incidents being reported world wide. A recent oil spill of about 11,480 barrels in Ecuador has given rise to concerns to the neighboring countries of Latin America. The oil mixed with the Amazon is now traveling towards Peru and Brazil threatening to pollute the water resources, a landslide in the region damaged the ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian

    Renowned for its caviar among the world's epicureans, the Caspian Sea boasts much more wildlife than its famous sturgeon fish. The world's largest enclosed body of water is a unique ecosystem and home to over 400 endemic species. But for the last two decades, the Caspian Sea is increasingly exposed to the threat of pollution from agricultural run-off, oil and gas exploitation and industrial ...

  • Caylym’s Guardian Aerial Firefighting System Outstanding Debut at AATTC Symposium in St. Joseph, MO

    California-based Caylym Technologies’ aerial firefighting system made its domestic debut at the annual Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center (AATTC) symposium on Jan. 30. The Guardian delivers water or fire retardant in an innovative container delivery system (CDS), which may enable hundreds of additional aircraft to enter the fight to control wildfires. Two Caylym ...


  • Study dispersant use and ecosystem impacts of dispersed oil

    Last Thursday, over fifty experts and practitioners from government, academia and industry finished a two-day meeting looking at the potential long-term impacts of the prolonged use of large volumes of dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. EPA and NOAA scientists are conducting rigorous ongoing monitoring and analysis of the effectiveness and ...


  • Clark Seif Clark Educates People about the Health Risks Associated with Mercury Exposure

    Not long ago, San Diego’s CBS affiliate, KFMB-TV, posted information from the EPA about how to respond to a mercury spill.  Most people don’t recognize that they come in close proximity to products and materials that may contain mercury on an almost daily basis and that it only takes a small amount to pose a health risk.   Mercury is a naturally occurring element ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • West Virginia officials dispute formaldehyde claim

    State officials and a water company strongly disputed a scientist's claim Wednesday that residents were likely breathing in traces of formaldehyde while showering after the chemical spill, saying the chemical that tainted the water supply only produces the carcinogen at extremely high temperatures. The dispute between the scientist and the ...


    By Associated Press

  • President Obama Trip to Johnson Control Plant Rewards Company that Ships Spent Batteries to Mexico Where Fewer Environmental Controls Apply

    Following President Obama’s visit to a battery factory owned by Johnson Control Incorporated (JCI), SLAB Watchdog released the following statement by Diane L. Cullo, Director: “Last week’s visit to a battery manufacturing plant owned by Johnson Controls should outrage every single environmentalist in this country. Since the publication of the ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • A mixed finish for 2008 environmental bills in California, says NRDC

    With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made 2008 another banner year for global warming legislation in California. However, he vetoed a badly needed bill to reduce ports pollution, which means that some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens will continue to breathe unhealthy air, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The good news: the governor signed SB 375 ...

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