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Staples' work touches on environmental issues like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, clean water and the large amount of garbage that humans produce. The poet read from her forthcoming collection “A**A*A*A,” a work inspired by her experience camping in the Mobile Bay Watershed area. Several of ...
Oil Spill Prevention Act: With bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, the state Legislature passed the Oil Spill Prevention Act. The House vote was 62-35 and the Senate vote this past weekend was 42-7. This bill was part of a multi-year effort to institutionalize strong protections to prevent and ...

The online webinar will discuss recent improvements and current challenges Washington state environmental regulators face to keep the state's oil spill program strong. Visit the Clallam Marine Resources Committee (MRC) website at www. clallamcountymrc.org to access the link. On March 24 and 31, the ...
Oleo Sponge, a newly created absorbent for cleaning up oil spills, was created to ensure the environmental damage caused by Deepwater Horizon is never repeated. The technology—designed by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory—is based on low-cost materials and processing, can capture 90 ...
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Darian Higgins, a responder with Maine's Department of Environmental Protection, arrived at a residence on Clark Point Road the afternoon of ... To prevent similar oil spills, Higgins recommended that people check their oil tanks periodically and replace them every 20-25 years.
LORAIN — Crews responded to an oil spill on the Black River in Lorain on Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil sheen due to a “petroleum product” being released into the river about 10 a.m., according to a news release from the Coast Guard. The U.S. Environmental ...

"Pipelines are generally terrestrial and any spills are likely to end up in fresh water," said NEB chief environment officer Robert Steedman in Calgary. "We need to understand what happens to oil that is not cleaned up, what the environmental consequences are and what the natural processes to degrade ...
Emergency response preparations for a major oil train spill took a step forward with the passage of the state's first oil spill response plan for BNSF Railway ... “This plan is a significant step forward for the protection of Washington's communities and environment,” said Dale Jensen, Ecology spills prevention ...
BP used two types of dispersant, Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527, both manufactured by Nalco Environmental Solutions, to break up the oil. Nearly 1 million gallons were dropped by air, and another 770,000 gallons were injected into the damaged wellhead about a mile under the water's surface. It was the ...
Coast Guard Teams With Alaskan Environmental Team to Contain Oil Spill. March 4, 2018 Homeland Security Today. Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation responders continue to conduct site assessments and implement preliminary cleanup of up to 3,000 gallons of bunker C fuel oil that ...
We've been trying to get the Department of Environmental Quality to tell us more about this spill all month. Tuesday, they say the spill was reported by Merit Energy Company at the end of December. Merit Energy told the DEQ they noticed it when one of their oil flow lines underneath Eight mile road, just ...
The Committee on Assessment of Environmental Impact of Oil Spill constituted by State Department of Environment three months after the incident submitted its report in June last year. It is now gathering dust even as Central and State research institutes are awaiting funds to commence studies on various ...
Peak Operating Company is responsible for the incident, according to the Coast Guard. Environmental Safety and Health, a local oil spill response organization, has been contracted to conduct cleanup operations. Other Coast Gaurd personnel, along with the and Louisiana Department of Environmental, ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize the second 5-year review of the Hudson River PCBs cleanup in early 2018. The EPA also will respond to General Electric's ... River municipalities are anxious about sound pollution and potential oil spills. Environmental groups argue more ...
Environment Minister George Heyman said Tuesday that the province plans to ban the increase of oil exports until it can determine through an advisory ... panel to study the issue, and will also seek input from First Nations, industry, local governments, environmental groups and the public, said Heyman.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection responded to the scene. The marine assistance provider Sea Tow, hired for the cleanup, will be paid from the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is funded by a tax on crude oil imports, according to the Martha's Vineyard Times. The money ...
“There's a lot of invisible damage that can occur,” Connecticut Fund for the Environment Soundkeeper Bill Lucey agreed. “For DEEP ... After Zak raised concerns of oil going over the Kinneytown Dam in Seymour, DEEP staff had the environmental contractor hired by Somers place oil-collecting booms there.

It has been almost a fortnight days since the NITC tanker Sanchi sank in the East China Sea after an explosion onboard, and the oil spill caused by the incident continues to spread off the Chinese coastline leading to increasing environmental concerns. According to State Oceanic Administration of China, ...
Crews from Clean Harbors, an environmental service, clean up affected sand and seaweed from the water line at the beach in front of the Woods Hole Yacht ... The US Coast Guard provided an update on an oil spill in Great Harbor, Woods Hole, at a community forum on Thursday afternoon, January 25.
“This is charting new ground, unfortunately,” says Rick Steiner, a former University of Alaska professor in Anchorage who has studied the environmental impacts of oil spills and consulted with governments worldwide on spill response. “This is probably one of the most unique spills ever.” The infamous spills ...
H.R.4787, the Great Lakes Oil Spill Prevention Act was introduced earlier this month and would “impose additional requirements on portions of petroleum pipelines that cross waters of the Great Lakes,” among other goals, according to the bill's text. “The Great Lakes are more than just water,” Bishop said.
“It was an epic environmental disaster, no joke,” Martin Grosell, professor in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, said of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010. Grosell kicked off the 2018 Sea Secrets lecture ...
The type of oil that was spilled into the East China Sea is unlike other major oil spills, so there are a lot of unknowns. By Heather ... An Iranian oil tanker that collided with a Hong Kong bulk freighter in the East China Sea is creating a new problem now that it has sunk—a possible environmental disaster.
Richards continued and said that this spill, while not as significant, will similarly mimic the environmental effects caused by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 ... Also according to Richards, the determination of when the environment will no longer be feeling these effects depends on several factors.
According to Alex Hunt, a technical manager at the London-based International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation, which assists with oil spills across the world, there has ... A 2016 Canadian environmental risk report on condensates also noted “the small size and low frequency of spills to marine water.”.
China and Japan have been criticised for being slow to assess the environmental impact, prompting speculation that their maritime border dispute may have ... Richard Steiner, a marine scientist and retired University of Alaska professor who helped the United Nations to draw up guidelines for oil spill ...
Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears ... it is likely that all cargo (and fuel) tanks are breached, and all of this toxic hydrocarbon mixture has now been released into the environment,” said Rick Steiner, a marine conservation specialist formerly with the University of Alaska.
... about 1,300 galls of oil was spilled in to the Big Sandy River. Heavy lift equipment from Cincinnati has been contracted to salvage the Gate City. The Coast Guard, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection are continuing to investigate the incident.
An oil spill Monday night dumped the product into the creek, leading emergency responders to flock to the area to contain the spill. ... The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is leading the investigation and its investigators believe the oil came from a retention pond on the property, ...
Thousands of Kenova Water System customers have been affected by Wednesday's towboat oil spill into the Big Sandy River. ... The Bureau for Public Health will continue to monitor the situation with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and other state agencies while coordinating with ...
ASHLAND The City of Ashland is currently supplying water to Kenova, W.Va. following an oil spill along the Big Sandy River. ... The Coast Guard, along with West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, are investigating the incident according ...
Emergency crews are cleaning up a crude oil spill that happened after a tanker-truck rollover on an Alberta highway. The accident occurred Thursday on Highway 13 near the small community of Czar, about 250 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. Alberta Environment and Parks said in a release that an ...
Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Operator Fox Ruff with the City of Kenova helps The West Virginia Department of Highways pump clean water into the system as they deliver emergency water to the Kenova Water Treatment Plant on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The water was delivered to help with the water ...
An oil spill's effect on deep-sea corals is bad enough. But the chemicals used to clean spills are worse. A spate of research is finding that the dispersants used to break up the 2010 BP oil spill, Nalco's Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527, are more toxic to the Gulf of Mexico's corals than oil alone. "You can see it ...
An oil spill that dumped more than 1,000 gallons of fuel into Citico Creek, much of which flowed into the Tennessee River, came from a retention pond at Norfolk Southern Railway's deButts Yard, according to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation spokeswoman Kim Schofinski.
The tanker had been carrying an ultra-light form of oil known as condensate which in the case of a spill can be more dangerous for the environment than regular crude. “Condensate is more likely to evaporate and mix in with the water,” John Driscoll of JTD Energy Services told the BBC. “It also can be ...
DMCI Power: 65% of areas in Calapan affected by oil spill cleaned ... Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Provincial Environmental Management Unit Chief Alfonso Javier said that DMCI Power was ...
The Department of Energy (DoE) has vowed to contain an oil spill from a ... of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management ... crude oil-based products to report all oil spills or environmental incidents to ...
Clean-up chemical at the BP Oil Spill tied to health problems ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responds to about 100 oil spills each year. ... of limiting the impact of future spills on the environment and human health. ... It's the first study to look at the effects of Corexit on the BP oil spill ...
The project was inspired by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that ... MONARCH — A real life environmental disaster seven years ago helped ... MES students “learn about oil spills and their effects on the environment.
Workers from the Environmental Protection Agency respond to an oil spill Oct. 26 at a fork of the Chicago River known as Bubbly Creek. (EPA).
Workers from the Environmental Protection Agency respond to an oil spill that was reported Oct. 26 at a fork of the Chicago River known as ...
Workers from the Environmental Protection Agency respond to an oil spill Oct. 26 at a fork of the Chicago River known as Bubbly Creek. (EPA).
“The oil spill continues to be a catastrophic injury to our food sources, ... BC Ministry of Environment are proposing a limited environmental assessment ... regime of liability for oil spills can really be considered constitutional.
Mention oil spills, and images of birds coated in black slime and a shiny ... who is studying the environmental effects of Deepwater Horizon.
EDITORIAL: Bubbly Creek oil spill shows why we need EPA ... With rumors again swirling that the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency might close its Region ... If it is broken pipe, it could still be leaking oil into the environment.
PUC says Enbridge must disclose Line 3 oil spill projections ... Enbridge Energy must publicly disclose its projections for potential oil spills from its proposed Line 3 ... Commerce for the project's environmental impact statement but had ... on damaging the pipeline, thus threatening the nearby environment.
Residents can collaborate on environmental issues with people from ... Public Lab was founded in New Orleans after the BP oil spill in 2010.
Minnesota PUC: Enbridge must release oil spill predictions ... The data Enbridge submitted on the risk of accidental oil spills over seven water ... including parts of the environmental impact statement, allowing the public to ...
PUC says Enbridge must disclose Line 3 oil spill projections ... its projections for potential oil spills from its proposed Line 3 replacement pipeline ... of Commerce for the project's environmental impact statement but had the agency ... intent on damaging the pipeline, thus threatening the nearby environment.


 

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