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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...

Deepwater Horizon oil spill
2014-03-26 05:02:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Crude oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has been causing heart abnormalities in some large marine fish, according to research appearing Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. In the study, researchers from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and colleagues from American and Australian universities say the 200 million gallons of petroleum that spilled into the...

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...

2014-02-18 16:27:00

A new settlement has been proposed that could provide relief to thousands of response workers injured by the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to allowing individuals to participate in the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), stepped in to ensure that extensive safety measures were put in place for the protection of workers. This was...

Fish Exposed To Crude Oil Suffer Host Of Heart Ailments
2014-02-14 08:54:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells, resulting in a slowed heart rate, reduced cardiac contractility and irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. The study is part of an ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The findings...

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...

Dolphin BP Oil Spill
2013-12-19 11:03:31

[ Watch the Video: Louisiana Dolphins Still Suffer From BP Oil Spill ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has linked the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities in bottlenose dolphins inhabiting Louisiana’s Barataria Bay. Study researchers based their findings on health assessments conducted more than one year after the spill....

2013-12-10 12:22:41

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., PANAMA CITY, Fla., NEW ORLEANS, MOBILE, Ala., HOUSTON, BILOXI, Miss., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the absence of agreement between BP and the PSC, Judge Barbier, to whom the 5(th) Circuit remanded the case, directed the Administrator to stay all BEL claims and evaluate them for appropriate "matching". Judge Barbier ordered the Administrator then to continue processing and payment of only those claims that sufficiently met criteria established by...

2013-12-03 16:21:24

VANCOUVER, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Tanker Safety Expert Panel, an independent panel appointed to review Canada's current tanker safety system and to propose measures to strengthen it, today released its report, A Review of Canada's Ship-Source Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime--Setting the Course for the Future. The report aims to improve Canada's system for ship-source oil spill preparedness and response in order to better protect the public and the environment. "I...