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2010-05-21 17:17:00

GALLIANO, La., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the EPA demands that BP find a "less toxic" dispersal agent for oil in the Gulf, Amira EET has scientists in place along the Gulf Coast preparing to supply BP with a super strain of naturally-occurring oxygen-producing microbes that quickly break down oil, do not introduce toxins into the water, and produce only food chain nutrients. The product, called Arch-Microbes, has already been proven as a viable alternative to toxic dispersants, cleaning...

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2010-05-21 13:14:02

With oil from the big Gulf of Mexico spill threatening fragile coastal wetlands, clean-up crews are about to discover whether a combination of old and new clean-up methods will help limit the environmental damage. That's the topic of an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Assistant Editor Michael Torrice notes that scientists and engineers are using three basic tools to try to clean up the spill, in which millions of gallons of oil escaped...

2010-05-21 07:19:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets: GETG) announced today that they have submitted G-Marine OSC-1809 Oil & Fuel Spill Clean-UP! to the EPA as a non-toxic dispersant option for immediate consideration to emulsify and remediate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The G-Marine Oil & Fuel Spill Clean-UP! brand is new to the marketplace and has recently been submitted to the EPA for approval, but all of the product's ingredients have...

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2010-05-20 11:00:00

After a month of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil finally spread through fragile U.S. marshlands on Thursday and now threatens Florida. The explosion of the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which left 11 workers dead, ruptured an underwater well pipe and has been pouring oil into the Gulf since April 20. British Petroleum said Thursday that a tube was now siphoning away 3,000 barrels of oil a day from the leak.  However, a nightmare scene is unfolding in Louisiana's...

2010-05-12 09:54:00

SARASOTA, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trillions of bacteria might help clean up the Gulf oil spill, a specialized company reports. Osprey Biotechnics, Inc., a pioneer in breeding beneficial bacteria, says it estimates that 55 gallons of the product it calls Munox would treat 36.5 square miles of Gulf waters. Slightly more than 100 55-gallon drums would cover 4000 square miles. "Mother Nature will take 100 years or more to clean up this mess," comments Executive Vice President...

2010-05-11 11:29:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The chemical dispersants being used to break up the oil leaking into the gulf following the explosion of British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig have the potential to cause just as much, if not more, harm to the environment and the humans coming into contact with it than the oil possibly would if left untreated. That is the warning of toxicology experts, led by Dr. William Sawyer, addressing the Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery Group, a group of...

2010-05-11 08:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corent Company, in cooperation with Evergreen Flying, Inc., both Louisiana based companies, propose using the 1295 hp Turbine Air Tractor aircraft to apply Green Earth Technologies' (Pink Sheets: GETG) G-MARINE Fuel Spill Clean-UP! (NANO Emulsion Technology) Oil Dispersant over the affected areas of the BP/Trans Ocean Rig Collapse in the Gulf of Mexico. Utilizing 7 air tractor 802 aircraft, 14 square miles of oil spill could be treated...

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2010-05-09 07:20:00

The dome that was meant to help contain the oil spill in the gulf ran into trouble on Saturday after it encountered flammable hydrate formations as it was lowered onto the leak area. The gas hydrates, similar to ice crystals, formed on the inside of the 100-ton chamber as it started to get closer to the seabed, nearly a mile below the surface.  BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles told reporters that this made it too buoyant and clogged it up. Workers have removed the concrete and...

2010-05-04 12:41:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo (NAC), announced today that it expedited delivery of over 540,000 lbs of COREXIT oil spill dispersants to Louisiana. The dispersants are sprayed onto the oil slick to reduce the cohesiveness of the oil, allowing it to disperse into the water column as fine droplets. The oil is then readily biodegraded by microorganisms in the sea. Time is of the essence after an oil spill because over...

2009-11-09 15:47:00

AZUSA, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn's, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., has introduced WynnGuard Fully Synthetic Motor Oil, a premium synthetic specifically designed for today's passenger cars. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091109/DE08035 ) Automotive technology in 2010 is considerably more sophisticated and powerful than what was available just ten years ago. With a general increase in net output, greater stress is placed on engine components - and also...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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