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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...

2009-03-18 10:21:30

A Canadian study suggests detergents used to remove ocean spills of diesel oil harm more fish than the spills themselves. The detergents may be the best way to treat spills in the long term because the dispersed oil is diluted and degraded, said Queen's University Professor Peter Hodson. But in the short term, they increase the bioavailability and toxicity of the fuel "¦ by 100 fold. The detergents are oil dispersants that decrease the surface tension between oil and water, allowing...

2009-03-16 14:00:19

A new Queen's University study shows that detergents used to clean up spills of diesel oil actually increase its toxicity to fish, making it more harmful. "The detergents may be the best way to treat spills in the long term because the dispersed oil is diluted and degraded," says Biology professor Peter Hodson. "But in the short term, they increase the bioavailability and toxicity of the fuel to rainbow trout by 100-fold." The detergents are oil dispersants that decrease the surface tension...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

FIRE crews were called to a fuel spill stretching almost a mile in Stockton. The spill - possibly gearbox or hydraulic oil - ran along Sheraton Street and Grangefield Road. Firefighters were called at about 7.15pm last night and used about 350 litres of dispersant but failed to fully clear the spill and a council gritter was called to spread eight tonnes of sand on the road. It is thought the spill may have come from a large lorry or other vehicle which may later have ground to a halt...


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