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2012-03-08 10:52:29

Crabs, insects, and spiders in coastal salt marshes affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010 were both quite vulnerable to oil exposure, but also resilient enough to recover within a year if their host plants remained healthy, according to a study published Mar. 7 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, graduate student Brittany McCall and her advisor Steven Pennings at the University of Houston, sampled communities of terrestrial arthropods and marine...

2012-03-07 21:40:03

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new certified reference material to support the federal government's Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) in the wake of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The new Standard Reference Material, Gulf of Mexico Crude Oil" (SRM 2779), will be used as a quality control material for the ongoing environmental impact analyses for the NRDA effort. The Deepwater Horizon disaster...

Scientists Confirm Official Estimate Of Gulf Oil Spill Rate
2012-01-10 09:32:34

Scientists working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have determined just how fast gas and oil were leaking into the deep ocean, the surface slick, and into the air during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Using detailed chemical measurements, the researchers estimate an average of 11,130 tons of gas and oil compounds were spilled every day during the disaster. That figure is close to the official average leak rate estimate of 11,350...

Image 1 - Topography Played Key Role In Bacterial Consumption Of Deepwater Horizon Spill
2012-01-10 07:03:59

Scientists document how geology, biology worked together after oil disaster When scientist David Valentine and colleagues published results of a study in early 2011 reporting that bacterial blooms had consumed almost all the deepwater methane plumes after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill, some were skeptical. How, they asked the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) geochemist, could almost all the gas emitted disappear? In new results published this...

2011-09-27 13:05:32

A research team led by LSU Associate Professors of Biological Sciences Fernando Galvez and Andrew Whitehead has published the results of a combined field and laboratory study showing the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fish living in Louisiana marshes. The study, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative is being published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, or PNAS. Their study shows...

Image 1 - Deepwater Horizon Spill Effects On Fish Revealed
2011-09-27 07:52:04

Oil spill resulted in dramatic effects on fish species in Louisiana marshes Despite low concentrations of oil constituents in Gulf of Mexico waters from the Deepwater Horizon spill, fish were dramatically affected by toxic components of the oil. So found a team led by scientists Fernando Galvez and Andrew Whitehead of Louisiana State University (LSU). The researchers published their results this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Galvez,...

2011-09-07 07:00:00

To provide wider geographic coverage and meet an increasing number of environmental spill response calls, Allied Environmental Services, Inc. has added a second emergency spill response command center to its fleet. Lima, Ohio (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 Maintaining its commitment to providing the most responsive environmental spill clean-up service in northwest Ohio, Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) recently announced the addition of a second mobile spill response command...

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2011-07-24 06:15:00

Written by John Davis, Texas Tech Researchers studied effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on mallard duck eggs. After collecting weathered crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech have reported that only 8 to 9 percent coverage on the shells of fertilized mallard duck eggs resulted in a 50 percent mortality rate. However, scientists also reported the amount of time...

2011-06-28 09:39:00

Company modified operations to prevent future spills HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection announced today that Chief Oil & Gas LLC has paid $180,000 in civil penalties for a hydraulic oil spill and for failing to properly maintain a drill pit at a Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Jefferson Township, Somerset County. A June 10, 2010 site inspection by DEP found evidence of the discharge of hydraulic oil onto the...


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