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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...

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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...

2011-07-21 16:27:00

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA issued eleven citations totaling $371,250 to Baxter Healthcare Corporation dba Baxter Bioscience this week for deliberate and willful workplace safety violations which resulted in the death of one of their technicians and serious injury of two others. The violations included four willful citations, indicating intentional violation or knowledge of a violation. Baxter has 15 business days to appeal or pay the citations. "We will...

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...

2011-05-25 09:09:00

EIN News Offers Extended Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Gulf oil spill has stopped, the environmental aftermath of the Gulf oil spill catastrophe is still being evaluated and new policies adopted on local, state, regional and national levels. Mounting environmental threats from the disaster will have far-reaching consequences, spanning several industries and business sectors. David Rothstein, CEO of EIN News, says that his...

2011-05-17 13:30:00

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA issued ten citations totaling $235,865 to construction contractor TL Pavlich for deliberate and willful workplace safety violations which led to a flash fire severely burning a welder on a public works project in Montebello last December. In addition to being reviewed for a potential criminal referral to the Los Angeles District Attorney, the case is being referred to the Contractors State Licensing Board for licensing review...

2011-05-04 09:22:00

ALBANY, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventor of the Bowflex®, Tessema Shifferaw introduces The Shifferaw Oil Ocean Leak Prevention System, SOOLPS, guaranteed to put both environmentalists and oil companies at ease. Shifferaw designed this system in response to the lackluster solutions for the disastrous Gulf oil spill. Now, a year later, a sustainable preventative measure for deep-sea oil spills is taking the forefront. The innovative patent pending module,...

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2011-04-13 14:10:00

The April 20 anniversary of the BP spill is creeping up as residents of the Gulf of Mexico are still seeing the backlash of the worst environment disaster in U.S. history. The explosion killed 11 workers and sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, releasing 206 million gallons of oil before it was finally contained. The oil tainted hundreds of miles of fragile coastal wetlands and beaches and a third of the Gulf's waters were closed to fishing. Over 130,000 fisherman and coastal residents...