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2014-04-08 23:32:31

Fluid Tech, Inc., a 30-year old environmental remediation products and services company, has been acquired by a group of investors and will continue operations as Fluid Tech LLC. Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Fluid Tech's patented absorbents and solidification agents for use in treating industrial, hazardous, and radioactive wastes have been approved and utilized at commercial and U.S. Government waste disposal sites since 1986. These products include the popular...

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...

2014-02-21 23:23:22

The organization dedicated to cleaning up the world's oceans and beaches is joining forces with the founder of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Captain Charles Moore and his foundation, Algalita Marine Research Institute Long Beach, California (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 COORC is proud to announce the official partnership between the Clean our Ocean’s Refuge Coalition and Captain Charles Moore’s foundation, the Algalita Marine Research Institute. The meeting between Tom Hirshberg,...

Tracking Spilled Oil Using Newly Developed Computer Model
2014-02-10 09:25:08

USGS Computer model can help with current, future clean-up efforts A newly developed computer model holds the promise of helping scientists track and predict where oil will go after a spill, sometimes years later. U.S. Geological Survey scientists developed the model as a way of tracking the movement of sand and oil found along the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The new tool can help guide clean-up efforts, and be used to aid the response to future oil spills....

Scientists Identify Harmful Elements Of Persisting Oil After Deepwater Horizon
2014-01-23 09:08:29

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne On 20 April 2010, a floating oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico called Deepwater Horizon suddenly exploded, leading to the largest accidental marine oil disaster in the world. Collaborating scientists at EPFL in Switzerland and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the United States have analyzed the composition of eight oil-soaked sand patties that were collected along the Gulf shores from April until November in 2011. They determined and...

2014-01-22 16:21:37

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Ballast Water Treatment Systems Market Progressive Events Towards IMO Ratification will Unify Market Structure and Augment Market ProspectsThis research service on the global ballast water treatment systems market highlights the market trends, drivers and restraints, competitive dynamics, addressable market size, and forecasts for this market until 2023. Having a base year of...

2014-01-07 04:20:06

OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) has formally sought a legal review in the United States of the implementation dates found in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP). The VGP imposes requirements that are currently impossible, making this review critical to ensuring fairness and predictability for CSA's members' operations in the U.S. waters of the Great Lakes; a vital link in the continental supply chain....

Microplastics Poison Marine Ecosystems
2013-12-03 11:11:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The dumping of human refuse has resulted in the world’s oceans being filled with tiny bits of plastic, and two new studies from a team of British researchers have found that high concentrations of these plastic bits severely impact the health of marine lugworms, an important part of marine food webs and the cycling of ocean sediments. According to the studies, which were published on Monday in the journal Current Biology, lugworms...

2013-11-20 23:20:36

The global market for ballast water treatment equipment was valued at nearly $1.4 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $2.1 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $8.5 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 32.9% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Ballast Water Treatment: Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com),...

2013-11-15 16:20:51

Research consortia invited to apply for up to three years of grant support RESTON, Va, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) announced today that it plans to award up to $105 million to support research consortia investigating the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization, and remediation...