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2011-06-28 09:39:00

Company modified operations to prevent future spills HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection announced today that Chief Oil & Gas LLC has paid $180,000 in civil penalties for a hydraulic oil spill and for failing to properly maintain a drill pit at a Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Jefferson Township, Somerset County. A June 10, 2010 site inspection by DEP found evidence of the discharge of hydraulic oil onto the...

2011-06-04 00:00:30

MindTrust International LLC is a collaborative for disruptive innovation in the world market in IT, Consumer & Industrial Goods and Services, and Business Systems and Services. Their most significant project to date has focused on the mitigation of loss of oil from hour one and resulted in the invention and commercialization of the SEDNA MeshTech System as a "Ëœfirst' contingency plan for oil spill response and prevention, regardless of environment or condition. St. Louis, MO...

2011-05-25 12:01:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that their company team, Team Voraxial®, will move forward to the final phase of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges of our time by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, designed by the challenge to inspire...

2011-05-25 09:09:00

EIN News Offers Extended Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Gulf oil spill has stopped, the environmental aftermath of the Gulf oil spill catastrophe is still being evaluated and new policies adopted on local, state, regional and national levels. Mounting environmental threats from the disaster will have far-reaching consequences, spanning several industries and business sectors. David Rothstein, CEO of EIN News, says that his...

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2011-05-24 14:17:19

Two scientists describe their research on the fate of massive methane releases from the Gulf oil spill during the summer and fall of 2010 Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, seeps naturally from the seafloor in many places around the planet, including in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists know that some of the Gulf's naturally released methane is eaten by microbes, but researchers are still trying to determine how much of this released methane ever reaches the atmosphere, where it may influence...

2011-05-23 13:40:02

A new computer model of the Gulf of Mexico in the period after the oil spill provides insights into how underwater currents may have primed marine microorganisms to degrade the oil. "It is called dynamic auto-inoculation. Parcels of water move over the ruptured well, picking up hydrocarbons. When these parcels come back around and cross back over the well, the bacteria have already been activated, are more abundant than before, and degrade hydrocarbons far more quickly," says David Valentine...

2011-05-19 09:15:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial Separator (booth #256) at the upcoming International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC2011) from 23-26 May 2011 in Portland, Oregon. During the four day event, the US Coast Guard will present a technical paper titled "Designing A Submerged Oil Recovery System". This innovative system, which includes the Voraxial...

2011-05-12 00:11:45

Marine species facing threats from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico far exceed those under legal protection in the United States, a new paper in the journal BioScience finds. University of New Hampshire professor Fred Short and others found 39 additional marine species beyond the 14 protected by federal law that are at an elevated risk of extinction. These species, which range from whale sharks to seagrass, should receive priority for protection and restoration...

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2011-05-05 12:00:00

A Canadian environment official said Wednesday that a beaver dam helped to contain an oil spill near the native village of Little Buffalo in Canada's Alberta province, according to a report by the AFP news agency. Alberta Environment said that oil started leaking April 29 from a pipeline belonging to Plains Midstream Canada in northern Alberta about 4.3 miles away from the village. The oil spilled about 28,000 barrels of oil in all. Officials said the oil almost sullied a river but was...

2011-04-25 06:00:00

Ad says Congress should use oil spill penalties to restore Gulf WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new radio ad campaign this week on conservative news/talk radio stations in the Gulf states will educate residents to make them aware that under current law, BP fines for the oil spill will go to the federal treasury, unless Congress takes action to dedicate the money to restoration in the Gulf. The campaign is sponsored by the Gulf Renewal Project and follows its...


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