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2012-12-15 05:00:48

Baron and Budd Attorneys Continue to Remain Involved in Litigation Surrounding the Gulf Oil Spill DALLAS (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 The water attorneys at Baron and Budd are pleased to report that earlier this month, BP Oil Company and the U.S. government announced that they have come to an agreement over the criminal charges against BP. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed criminal charges against the oil company over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil spill and the...

Clean-Up Makes Gulf Spill More Toxic
2012-12-01 10:57:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon offshore oilrig spilled 4.9 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating an ecological disaster. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA) reveals that the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up is even worse — 52 times more toxic than the oil alone. The research team, using oil from...

BP Agrees To Multi-Billion Dollar Fine
2012-11-15 21:38:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, subjecting America´s Gulf Coast region to the single largest offshore oil spill in history. The effects of this oil spill are still being felt by the lands surrounding the area, the wildlife who called the area home and the people who made their living from industries in the region. There´s a bit of justice that´s been served today, as British Petroleum...

Thick And Thin Of Gulf Oil Spill Penetrated By NASA Radar
2012-10-26 08:44:43

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The research can be used to improve response operations during future marine oil spills. Caltech graduate student Brent Minchew and JPL researchers Cathleen Jones and Ben Holt analyzed NASA radar imagery collected...

Short-term Damage To Rat DNA Caused By Exposure To 'Prestige' Fuel
2012-10-15 11:21:39

An experiment carried out on rodents exposed to fuel similar to that of the Prestige tanker oil spill — which took place nearly a decade ago — shows that inhalation of the fuel causes damage to genetic material. According to the study, led by the University of A Coruña, the results could be used in relation to people who carry out the industrial cleaning of coasts. On 19 November, it will be ten years since the sinking of the Prestige, which caused one of Spain's...


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