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2011-09-21 04:14:56

  During the 2010 BP/Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, an estimated one of every 20 barrels of spilled oil was deliberately burned off to reduce the size of surface oil slicks and minimize impacts of oil on sensitive shoreline ecosystems and marine life. In response to the spill, NOAA quickly redirected its WP-3D research aircraft to survey the atmosphere above the spill site in June. During a flight through one of the black plumes, scientists used sophisticated instrumentation on...

2011-09-14 14:46:46

Several new studies of air and water near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill conclude that cleanup workers may have escaped harm from one of the most worrisome groups of potentially toxic substances in the oil, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (CEN), ACS's weekly news magazine. But it cites concerns that another group of potentially harmful chemicals did escape from the water and could create a health hazard for cleanup workers. The article, by C&EN...

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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2011-08-02 07:24:57

More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, perhaps the dominant lingering question about the Deepwater Horizon spill is, "What happened to the oil?" Now, in the first published study to explain the role of microbes in breaking down the oil slick on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers have come up with answers that represent both surprisingly good news and a head-scratching mystery. In research scheduled to be published in...

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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...

2011-07-22 05:00:00

COVINGTON, La., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) and Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement for spill response services in the Gulf of Mexico. Two U.S.-flagged 370 class multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs) owned by Hornbeck Offshore are being retained by MSRC and equipped with dedicated spill response capability. The HOS Centerline and HOS Strongline are 370-ft. vessels with...

2011-07-21 14:14:00

Bill dedicates oil spill fines to restore Gulf communities, economies & ecosystems WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of organizations supporting Gulf restoration celebrated news today that a bipartisan coalition of Gulf senators is cosponsoring the RESTORE Gulf Coast States Act. The legislation seeks to ensure that penalties paid by BP and others responsible for last year's Gulf oil disaster are used to help restore the region's communities, economies and...


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