harbour oil spill News

  • Harbour water quality improvements

    Cleaning up our stormwater is now the focus of efforts to further improve the water quality in the harbour and around Wellington's coast. We are already seeing the benefits of investing hundreds of millions of dollars in our sewerage and stormwater systems. Contamination levels in the harbour and around the South Coast have been dramatically reduced over the past 15 years. For example, in the ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Less oil spills observed by flight surveillance – but reports from citizens increased manifold

    The Finnish authorities observed in 2008 in the Gulf of Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the northern Baltic Sea 112 oil spills in all, of which 96 were located within the Finnish economic zone. A significant change compared with the previous years was the considerable increase of the number of oil spill reports from private persons – six times more than before. Reports from citizens are a ...

  • New online oil spill risk tool provides local, specific information for coastal managers

    A new oil-spill risk-management system has been developed by researchers, which shows the likely effects of a coastal spill on the environment and economic activities for specific locations. It provides maps of oil-spill risk through a web portal and could help decision makers and emergency-response authorities protect the local environment and businesses through targeted and efficient planning ...

  • Man aids with oil slick

    JANETVILLE -When he set out for the Gulf of Mexico during the recent BP oil spill, Janetville's Glenn Murray was a businessman. He came back a humanitarian. "I went down there to sell product and get my name known. I gave away $20,000 to $30,000 worth of product," the president of Murrenhil Corporation told The Lindsay Post Friday. The product is the ROC Barrier. The ROC stands for 'rapid ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

  • Janetville man named environmental hero

    KAWARTHA LAKES - The city's environmental hero of the year is a Janetville man who rushed to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last summer with his rapid oil containment (ROC) Barrier system. Glenn Murray was given the award at council's Tuesday meeting. "I feel awesome," he said on the lawn of City Hall before going in to officially collect his award. Inside, he added: "It makes me feel ...


    By Murrenhil Corporation

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