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Exxon Valdez oil spill
2014-02-27 11:49:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report presented at the American Geophysical Union meeting on Wednesday, researchers from the US Geological Survey have found intact oil left over from the Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska 25 years ago. The researchers noted that the amount of remnant oil they found is just a tiny fraction of the spill that poured out of the infamous oil tanker in March 1989. Gail Irvine of the USGS’s Alaska Science Center...

Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Sold
2012-03-26 13:50:29

The oil tanker known for one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, the Exxon Valdez, has been bought by Indian company Best Oasis. The company did not disclose the price or purpose of its purchase, but Best Oasis is known for buying old ships to dismantle and reuse the salvageable material. The Exxon Valdez oil tanker rose to fame on March 24, 1989 when it ran onto rocks, coating the shoreline with oil and killing nearly 40,000 birds and other animals. Exxon Mobil spent $900...

2011-12-27 08:42:53

Study examines impact of 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay In a study published today in the scientific journal PNAS, NOAA scientists and their collaborators reported Pacific herring embryos in shallow waters died in unexpectedly high numbers following an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and suggest an interaction between sunlight and the chemicals in oil might be responsible. In November 2007, the container ship Cosco Busan released 54,000 gallons of bunker fuel, a...

2011-04-20 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Law Institute has released a series of tools that help Gulf communities shape ecosystem restoration in the wake of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "Communities have been experiencing, first hand, the dire impacts of the spill," explained Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, Director of ELI's Oceans Program, "They are eager to know how they can help further the restoration process, which involves complex scientific and...

2011-04-19 15:05:08

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused social disruption and psychological stress among Gulf residents that is similar to the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez spill and the impacts are likely to persist for years, a new study finds. "Just ask the residents of Cordova today whether they are over the Exxon Valdez," said study co-author Liesel Ritchie, assistant director for research of the University of Colorado Boulder's Natural Hazards Center. The Alaska community was considered "ground zero"...

2010-09-29 14:18:24

Traces of crude oil that linger on the shores of Alaska's Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez oil spill remain highly biodegradable, despite almost 20 years of weathering and decomposition, scientists are reporting in a new study. Their findings, which appear in ACS' semi-monthly journal Environmental Science & Technology, suggest a simple approach for further cleaning up remaining traces of the Exxon Valdez spill "” the largest in U.S. waters until the 2010 Deepwater...

2010-09-08 08:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Literally filling warehouses, the paperwork in the Exxon Valdez case was so daunting it prompted hyperbolic comparisons to the 11 million gallons of oil that spewed from the ship itself into Alaska's Prince William Sound. But thanks largely to the 21st-century imperative for parties to hand over all electronic documents that could prove relevant to a matter in litigation, the discovery challenges involved in the BP/Deepwater Horizon case could make...

2010-07-27 07:15:00

With the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico finally capped, the Deepwater Horizon saga now shifts to clean-up efforts--both for the residents of the affected territories, as well as for the petroleum company being held responsible for the three-month long environmental disaster. Before the cap was put in place on July 15, an estimated 25,000 barrels of crude were being skimmed from the massive oil slick closest to the well site daily, according to AFP reports. However, near the end of...

2010-05-28 06:15:00

Software developers have created a new application for the iPhone that will allow members of the public to report the presence of oil stemming from the leak in the Gulf of Mexico. International volunteer network CrisisCommons developed the new application, called "Oil Reporter", to let people be a part of the recovery effort by using real-time check-ins to report what they are seeing on the ground, said the group of technical and business professionals. "Users can upload photos and videos,...

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