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2011-02-01 22:54:42

New predictive tool described in Environmental Engineering Science Many questions remain about the fate and environmental impact of the marine oil caused by the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform. A predictive model based on engineering design tools is described in an article in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online at...

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2011-01-27 05:50:00

A new study released Wednesday finds that dispersants placed deep in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the BP oil spill seemed to keep some oil from contaminating the water's surface.  However, the chemicals in the dispersant lingered underwater, adding to growing concerns about the long-term consequences for the region. The study, which appears in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, was the first peer-reviewed research published on the fate of oil dispersants added...

2011-01-12 07:05:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), along with leaders from communities most impacted by the drilling disaster, applaud the work of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and are united in the urgent need to implement reforms. Key recommendations supported by community leaders include: The formation of a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens Advisory...

2010-12-01 13:22:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a danger lurking at your office Holiday Party, at your favorite restaurant and even at your dinner table... you can't see it, you can't taste it, but propylene glycol and sub-surface oil, have tainted Gulf shrimp and, likely, other seafood. "The problem has come to our homes and families," says Actor/Author/Radio host, Stephen Baldwin - the director of the upcoming documentary, WILL TO DRILL. Scott Smith, CEO of Opflex Solutions LLC adds,...

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2010-10-31 08:15:00

U.S. officials said on Friday that testing has helped confirm that chemicals used to disperse oil from the BP spill have not made their way into fish, crabs, shrimp or oysters from the Gulf of Mexico. The officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that tests of over 1,700 samples show that less than 1 percent had any trace of chemicals at all, and the ones that did had very low levels. "This additional round of...

2010-10-29 13:48:00

All Samples Test Within Safety Threshold SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building upon the extensive testing and protocols already in use by federal, state and local officials for the fishing waters of the Gulf, NOAA and FDA have developed and are using a chemical test to detect dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill in fish, oysters, crab and shrimp. Trace amounts of the chemicals used in dispersants are common, and levels for safety have been...

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2010-09-27 14:15:00

On Monday, an independent commission kicked off a two-day meeting in Washington to investigate the massive oil spill from the BP-leased rig that set off the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The commission, which was set up by President Barack Obama, will probe the use of controversial chemical dispersants to combat the spill, government decisions made during the disaster and the U.S. moratorium on deepwater drilling. Former senator and commission co-chair Bob Graham said during...

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2010-09-21 11:00:00

Below the surface, thousands of marine creatures are still in danger from Gulf oil disaster University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye, like most scientists, always has a plan. Especially when it involves complex, expensive research cruises. But the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout, and the enormous environmental destruction it is causing, forced her to change the way she works. "As an oceanographer, you are trained to make these detailed cruise plans," notes Joye. "Everything is...

2010-09-02 09:00:00

MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published two rapid screening methods for chemical dispersants in sea waters using Waters® ACQUITY UPLC®/Quattro Premier(TM) XE (UPLC/MS/MS). These analytical procedures were developed by Dr. Lawrence Zintek, National Organic Methods Development Expert, and Dr. David Schroeder, US EPA Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL) in collaboration with Dr....

2010-08-25 14:40:43

Prosanta Chakrabarty works with visualization expert to map data on extent of oil and chemical impact on wildlife To establish a baseline for measuring and predicting the biological impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a LSU ichthyologist and an Ohio biomedical informatics researcher are using Ohio Supercomputer Center, or OSC, systems to help map data on the extent of the spill and chemicals and the distribution of various fish species. "We know very little about deep-sea life and even...


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