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2009-03-19 10:42:20

WWF renews calls for a time-out on offshore oil drilling

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.

2008-10-06 15:05:00

By EVANS, Ryan SAUSAGES, blankets, blotter pads and pillows will soon be protecting New Plymouth's waterways from oil and petrol spills.

2008-10-06 03:00:14

By Anonymous Hurricane Gustav resulted in at least 33 oil spills, ranging from simple sheens to 8,000-gallon spills, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today. Most of the oil spills were sheens, not slicks, so were of minimal wildlife concern, the agency said.

2008-10-03 15:00:14

Intelli-Check - Mobilisa, Inc.

2008-09-23 12:00:28

By MATTHEW BOWERS By Matthew Bowers The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK A decommissioned research ship spilled 1,400 to 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel into the Elizabeth River early Monday, sending the smell of fuel wafting through downtown and drawing cleanup crews from several agencies.

2008-09-17 00:00:15

OIL giants Amoco yesterday won an appeal against a pounds 25,000 fine for allowing 6.4 tons of diesel fuel to leak into the North Sea. Appeal judges ruled that a sheriff in Aberdeen had been wrong to convict the firm of breaching the Oil Pollution Act.

2008-09-15 21:00:14

By Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@@dailyherald.com An environmental firm is cleaning up roughly 30 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled onto Bangs Lake in Wauconda Friday morning. Village officials are asking residents to stay out of the water until the fuel is removed.

2008-08-22 00:00:19

By Len Wells (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net It's never good news when a high-pressure pipeline breaks - anywhere. However, when the 20-inch Marathon Oil Corp.

2008-08-17 18:00:46

By LEN WELLS Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net Several private contractors from around the Tri-State have joined Marathon Oil Co. in efforts to contain and clean up a massive crude oil spill from a pipeline break in eastern Wayne County, Ill., on Sunday morning.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.