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2014-07-30 04:28:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is more widespread than previously believed, as experts have located two additional deep-water coral communities that were damaged by the 2010 disaster. The discovery was made by a team of researchers led by Penn State University biology professor Charles Fisher, and is detailed in a paper published online Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

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2014-07-17 05:07:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the Deepwater Horizon released about 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersants were pumped into the Gulf to break up the oil and eliminate oil slicks across the surface of the water. Now, researchers from Haverford College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have found evidence that the chemical dispersant used, called DOSS, is still in the Gulf ecosystem...

2014-06-24 16:21:55

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Law Finance Group ("LFG") continues to fund attorneys who are navigating the BP Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program. Eighteen months after the District Court approved the Settlement, legal wrangling remains in the way of payments to claimants. LFG recognizes the effort and financial commitment required to bring claims to fruition, and can help those working on behalf of injured claimants bridge the gap to portfolio monetization. In the...

2014-06-16 16:27:16

A Cash-Out Solution is Now Available For the First Time in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., PANAMA CITY, Fla., NEW ORLEANS, MOBILE, Ala., HOUSTON, MOBILE Ala. and BILOXI, Miss., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- IT Strategies Group, the providers of OilClaim Calculator software, is announcing the availability of cash buyouts for BP claims preparers that are tired of waiting and want to sell their entire portfolio. This exciting offering allows a...

Biomarkers May Determine How Long Oil Lingers In The Environment
2014-06-13 12:40:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill isn’t visible on the surface of the ocean, it continues to wash ashore in the form of small “patties” of oil and sand. In an attempt to analyze and learn about this oil, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts have developed a system for determining the source and fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the environment, according to a new report...

Four Years Later, Gulf's Marine Life Still Feeling Significant Impacts From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2014-04-18 13:31:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico approaches, much of the region’s environment and marine life are still feeling the effects of the largest accidental oil spill in US history. Despite the continued impact on the environment and wildlife, BP – formerly British Petroleum – said in a statement on Tuesday that it has ended its “active cleanup” of Louisiana’s coast. This...

2014-02-18 16:27:00

A new settlement has been proposed that could provide relief to thousands of response workers injured by the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to allowing individuals to participate in the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), stepped in to ensure that extensive safety measures were put in place for the protection of workers. This was...

2014-02-14 23:03:00

Garretson Resolution Group (“GRG”), the Claims Administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement, is pleased to announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit entered an order earlier this week granting the unopposed motion to dismiss the last remaining appeals to the settlement. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Garretson Resolution Group (“GRG”), the Claims Administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class...

Dolphin BP Oil Spill
2013-12-19 11:03:31

[ Watch the Video: Louisiana Dolphins Still Suffer From BP Oil Spill ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has linked the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities in bottlenose dolphins inhabiting Louisiana’s Barataria Bay. Study researchers based their findings on health assessments conducted more than one year after the spill....


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