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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...

Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Sold
2012-03-26 13:50:29

The oil tanker known for one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, the Exxon Valdez, has been bought by Indian company Best Oasis. The company did not disclose the price or purpose of its purchase, but Best Oasis is known for buying old ships to dismantle and reuse the salvageable material. The Exxon Valdez oil tanker rose to fame on March 24, 1989 when it ran onto rocks, coating the shoreline with oil and killing nearly 40,000 birds and other animals. Exxon Mobil spent $900...

2011-12-27 08:42:53

Study examines impact of 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay In a study published today in the scientific journal PNAS, NOAA scientists and their collaborators reported Pacific herring embryos in shallow waters died in unexpectedly high numbers following an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and suggest an interaction between sunlight and the chemicals in oil might be responsible. In November 2007, the container ship Cosco Busan released 54,000 gallons of bunker fuel, a...

2009-03-23 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years ago tomorrow, the single-hulled Exxon Valdez oil tanker collided with the Bligh Reef in Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine and ecologically significant Prince William Sound. The massive spill - caused by human error and lack of oversight - ruined one of America's most treasured natural areas and caused the deaths of millions of animals. Some species are still unrecovered and the environment remains...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Tim Crowley, Investment and Public relations, MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc., 1-888-747-2200, mop@mopenvironmental.com BATH, N.H., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MOP Environmental Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MOPN.pk), a green manufacturer of oil spill removal products, announces its Oil Spill Response System is featured in "Sustainable Shipping" - The Forum Dedicated to Marine Transportation and the Environment. To read the full story...

2007-11-08 12:00:00

A cargo ship collision with the Bay Bridge on Wednesday leaked 58,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, the largest oil spill inside the bay in at least a decade. Throughout the day, U.S. Coast Guard crewsworked to surround the spill with floating boom, removing at least 8,000 gallons with skimmer ships and absorbent pads, said spokesman U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Anderson. "The Coast Guard is committed to protecting the environment. We are deploying all available...

2007-01-04 12:00:34

By Matthew Leising The biggest oil spill Exxon Mobil has to answer for is not the cargo that gushed from the Exxon Valdez tanker into Alaska's Prince William Sound. It is the fuel that soaked into the ground beneath a working class section of Brooklyn, New York. The pressure is rising on Exxon Mobil to expand its cleanup of oil that seeped into the soil over many decades in the Greenpoint neighborhood. The office of the New York State attorney general is threatening legal action, and two...

2006-08-22 03:40:00

By Leo Solinap ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Sludge has washed up on Panay, a large island in the central Philippines, as an oil spill from a sunken tanker spread, threatening rich fishing grounds, officials said on Tuesday. Eleven days after the tanker chartered by Petron Corp., the largest oil refiner in the Philippines, sunk off the island of Guimaras, an average of 100-200 liters of oil continued to gush every hour, officials said. "We are still trying to combat the oil spill," said Vice...


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