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2011-04-08 08:47:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's been about a year since the devastating oil spill happened in the Gulf waters of the United States. Now, a new review published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week urgently calls for developing protocols to deal with the health effects of disasters. Authors of the study say the oil spill -- along with other recent U.S. catastrophes -- illustrates the lack of knowledge about long-term health effects and the need for better planning when dealing with the...

2011-04-07 14:11:21

Dr. Howard Osofsky, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, is an author of a review article published in the April 7, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that urgently calls for the development of protocols to deal with the health effects of disasters "“ before the next one occurs. One year after the largest and most devastating oil spill in United States history, the magnitude of the impact of the Deepwater Horizon...

2011-03-24 15:01:00

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Canada, March 24 /PRNewswire/ - Rutter Inc. (TSX: RUT), today is announcing an order for its Oil Spill Response Radar (OSSR) with a total value of just under $USD 1,000,000. This most recent purchase, expected to be delivered in spring 2011, builds upon the momentum of global interest in the Sigma S6 system. President and CEO, Fraser Edison, says "The Oil Spill Response Radar system continues to receive strong interest from all sectors of the offshore industry and is...

2011-02-14 07:54:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EVTN) announced today that it has been invited to be a guest speaker at the "Fourth Biennial Technology Workshop for Oil Spill Response in the Marine Environment." The Conference, co-sponsored by Chevron Corp and OSPR, will be held at Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon, CA on February 15-17. At the Conference EVTN will both present and demonstrate a Voraxial®...

2011-01-27 13:22:00

House Democratic Amendment Similar to Recently Introduced Bill by GOP Congressman Scalise WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven nonprofit advocacy groups praised an amendment in an updated oil spill response bill introduced last night by U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Ma.) and other House Democrats that would implement a key recommendation by the bipartisan oil spill commission. The recommendation is for Congress to dedicate 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties to be...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

The National Oil Spill Commission's Final Report contained a plethora of recommendations to prevent future oil spills. The report did not, however, call for enhanced technology solutions to assist in the prevention of similar accidents, which is key to mitigating the inherent risks associated with relying on management alone to oversee complex oil and gas production processes. A Dark Horse is emerging that will oust today's technology companies that are incapable of predicting the myriad of...

2011-01-11 10:01:00

Commission Recommendation Echoes Mabus Report to President WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight non-profit groups today called on Congress to heed a key recommendation in the final report from the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The recommendation is that "Congress should dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act penalties to long-term restoration of the Gulf of Mexico" (see page 280 of report). Last...

2010-12-30 13:45:00

WAYNE, Mich., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy continues to investigate a natural gas explosion that occurred shortly after 9:00 AM on December 29 at a furniture store located in Wayne, a suburb of Detroit. On behalf of its employees, Consumers Energy expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of those who were killed in the explosion, and hopes for a full recovery for those who were injured. Consumers Energy extends its gratitude to City of Wayne officials and...

2010-12-11 00:01:09

REMBE®, INC. has just launched a new informational website to assist in learning about and understanding combustible dust explosions. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 REMBE®, INC. has just launched a new informational website, to assist its clients and visitors with learning more about combustible dust explosions and how to protect their plants and equipment through the use of REMBE® venting and isolation technologies. Clients and visitors can easily navigate the website...

2010-12-07 13:25:00

Commission Staff Recommendation Echoes Mabus Report to President WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate should heed the recommendation by the staff of the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling that "Congress should direct 80 percent of civil and criminal Clean Water Act penalties" to Gulf Coast restoration, according to eight non-profit groups. While the full commission report is expected in January, the...