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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...

2010-05-07 14:20:00

Crews began to lower a dome cap over the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to patch up a major environmental disaster. Coast Guard Petty Office Michael De Nyse told AFP that the dome was designed to contain oil leaking from a ruptured undersea well. "It's on its way down," he said "It takes roughly 10 hours to get to the bottom." The operation to place the 90 metric ton dome over the pipe along the seabed is the best hope for the biggest U.S. Environmental disaster since the 1989...

2010-05-07 11:36:00

CLEVELAND, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Abanaki Corporation's patent-pending Fuzzy2(TM) material is being put to work off the coast of Louisiana on a disk skimmer cleaning up oil from the Gulf oil spill disaster. The new Fuzzy2 material has triple the oil removal capacity of standard disk skimming material, and this is the first time it has been used on such a large scale project. A disk skimmer uses a rotating disk to remove oil from water. Oleophilic (oil attracting) material collects oil as...

2010-05-04 06:25:00

Members of the U.S. Senate and representatives of environmental groups planned to meet to discuss the Gulf Coast oil spill on Tuesday, a day after legislation was introduced to raise the cap limiting the amount of damages oil companies are liable for in the wake of such a disaster. According to CNN.com, "Democratic senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey along with Bill Nelson of Florida will talk to officials from the Sierra Club and Environment America to discuss courses...

2010-05-03 15:29:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Research indicates that significant public health impact is not unprecedented from a major oil spill on the water. Commercial fishermen and shrimpers have filed a class-action lawsuit against BP and owners of the oil rig for economic losses stemming from the disaster. The lawsuit will also seek requisite protective equipment, training and air monitoring for response workers. Mr. Smith released the following statement: "Reports of chemical exposures...

2010-05-03 15:08:00

HOUSTON, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- TTI Exploration, a privately held geosciences technology company based in Houston, is beginning operations to support environmental surveillance efforts in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that followed the explosion of Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling unit operated by BP and supported by Halliburton and Cameron International. TTI has begun deploying its proprietary Natural Resource Mapping (NRM(TM)) technology to establish a pre-spill...

2010-04-30 07:50:00

The oil slick that resulted from a sunken rig has now reached the shores of Louisiana, and with as much as 200,000 gallons of crude being added to the Gulf of Mexico daily, the accident could wind up becoming the worst such disaster in United States history. According to Allen Johnson of the AFP, "Strong southeast winds blew the first oily strands of the 600-mile- (1,550-kilometer-) circumference slick directly onto the coastal wetlands of South Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi river...

2010-04-29 17:46:00

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday in the Northern District of Florida Federal Court, Brad Bradford of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz along with Mat Richardson of Jackson, Foster, & Richardson filed suit on behalf of John T. Harris, a commercial fisherman from Panama City. Following the explosion of the oil drilling platform Deepwater Horizon, John T. Harris has brought a class action lawsuit against BP, Transocean, Cameron International Corporation, and...

2010-01-25 12:10:00

Texas State Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said crews worked Sunday to protect two sensitive wildlife areas after a crude oil spill shut down parts of a major southeast Texas port, The Washington Post said. Patterson said clean-up crews set up plastic walls, known as booms, and oil-sucking skimmer boats to safeguard a lake that is a crucial breeding ground and a wildlife management area that lost its protective gates when Hurricane Ike roared ashore a year and a half ago. Around 462,000...

2009-05-07 13:35:00

Company has also agreed to upgrade spill prevention and response plans WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anadarko Petroleum Co., and two related oil production companies have agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $1 million and implement injunctive relief, develop facility response plans, and revise spill prevention as well as containment plans at a cost of more than $8 million during the term of the settlement in order to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act, the...

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