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Deepwater Horizon Oil Rained Down To The Sea Floor

Deepwater Horizon Oil Rained Down To The Sea Floor

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, much of the oil that leaked into the Gulf of Mexico disappeared, with scientists suspecting that it sank to the seafloor and out of view. Now,...

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gas leaks
2014-10-09 03:00:27

Provided by Stephanie Desmon, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Soil and groundwater may be imperiled more than previously understood A new study suggests that drops of fuel spilled at gas stations — which occur frequently with fill-ups — could cumulatively be causing long-term environmental damage to soil and groundwater in residential areas in close proximity to the stations. Few studies have considered the potential environmental impact of routine...

2014-08-26 23:04:16

The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), the only U.S. organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous materials management field, brings together leading hazardous materials professionals for its 2014 National Conference in New Orleans, LA from August 24-27, 2014. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), the only U.S. organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous...

deepwater horizon drifters
2014-08-22 03:30:49

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Science consortium offers new information to predict how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean. Nearly two years to the day...

2014-08-20 16:22:19

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy continues to make major progress cleaning up an overnight spill on Aug. 18, of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company is working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Natural...

2014-08-19 20:21:46

CINCINNATI, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today made progress cleaning up an overnight spill of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company will continue cleanup operations tonight and around-the-clock. The company is working closely, on-site, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio...

Gulf Oil Spill Begins To Reach Land As BP Struggles To Contain Leak
2014-08-11 06:12:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When an oil spill occurs, it usually takes scientists and clean-up crews several days to arrive on the scene, making it unclear exactly what happens to the petroleum-based product during the first 24 hours after it hits the water. In a new study, however, corresponding author Samuel Arey of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and his...

deepwater horizon coral
2014-07-30 04:28:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is more widespread than previously believed, as experts have located two additional deep-water coral communities that were damaged by the 2010 disaster. The discovery was made by a team of researchers led by Penn State University biology professor Charles Fisher, and is detailed in a paper published online Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

deepwater horizon
2014-07-17 05:07:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the Deepwater Horizon released about 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersants were pumped into the Gulf to break up the oil and eliminate oil slicks across the surface of the water. Now, researchers from Haverford College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have found evidence that the chemical dispersant used, called DOSS, is still in the Gulf ecosystem...

2014-07-07 08:23:00

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Biomarkers May Determine How Long Oil Lingers In The Environment
2014-06-13 12:40:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill isn’t visible on the surface of the ocean, it continues to wash ashore in the form of small “patties” of oil and sand. In an attempt to analyze and learn about this oil, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts have developed a system for determining the source and fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the environment, according to a new report...


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