The Big Fix Opens New Orleans Film Festival as Fresh Oil Continues From BP Macondo Site

Oil on Michelle Rodriguez advertising for the film The Big Fix. Photo:Magda Rod

Oil on Michelle Rodriguez advertising for the film The Big Fix. Photo:Magda Rod

Original story appeared on the Huffington Post site. You can read the source story here.

The Big Fix, Josh and Rebecca Tickell’s powerful new film documenting the massive cover-up of the continuing effects from BP’s Blowout at the Macondo site in the Gulf of Mexico, premiered to open the 22nd Annual New Orleans Film Festival Friday night. The filmmakers who received tremendous acclaim for their previous film Fuel, spent over a year of their lives along the Gulf Coast and in the case of Rebecca, was severely poisoned as a result of exposure to highly toxic crude oil and the Corexit dispersant. The result of their effort is a compelling indictment of both BP’s and the Obama administration’s response to the spill. The Tickell’s have produced a truly must-see documentary film which will inform, anger, and rouse to action a great many Americans who are fortunate enough to see it. Read more

Federal government agrees to clean up Scotia Navy Depot

Trichloroethylene, commonly referred to as TCE, is a chemical solvent that has been widely used by a variety of industries, primarily as a degreasing agent.

Trichloroethylene, commonly referred to as TCE, is a chemical solvent that has been widely used by a variety of industries, primarily as a degreasing agent.

Story originally reported by CBS6, original article can be found here.

GLENVILLE — Schenectady County officials announced on Wednesday that they have succeeded in their seven year battle to get the federal government to clean up the formal Scotia Navy Depot.

The General Services Administration has signed a Federal Facility Side Remediation agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which says the government is now responsible for cleaning up the environmental issues caused when the Depot was in operation. Read more

Gulf Oil Spill Photographs Show Man’s Influence On Environment

May 6, 2010 -- A ship cuts through a band of oil on the surface of the water. A substantial layer of oily sediment stretches for dozens of miles in all directions from the wellhead, suggesting that a large amount of oil did not evaporate or dissipate, but may have instead settled to the seafloor.

May 6, 2010 — A ship cuts through a band of oil on the surface of the water. A substantial layer of oily sediment stretches for dozens of miles in all directions from the wellhead, suggesting that a large amount of oil did not evaporate or dissipate, but may have instead settled to the seafloor. Photo by Daniel Beltrá.

Originally published at the Huffington Post. Read original article here.

The fragile state of our environment has been a continuous thread throughout my work. For this series of photographs, I spent two months in the Gulf on assignment for Greenpeace photographing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. These photographs explore the tenseness of the situation in the Gulf of Mexico as the oil seeps into an already challenged and complex ocean ecosystem. Though tragic, it is a fitting example of the vast scale of transformation our world is under from man-made stresses. Read more

Ship stuck on New Zealand reef leaking oil

The Liberian-flagged container ship MV Rena is stuck hard aground on a reef 12 nautical miles off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, after striking the reef early in the morning. The 236 meter (774 feet) long ship has 1,700 tonnes of fuel oil and 2,100 shipping containers on board as it sits on the reef at a 10-degree list.

The Liberian-flagged container ship MV Rena is stuck hard aground on a reef 12 nautical miles off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, after striking the reef early in the morning. The 236 meter (774 feet) long ship has 1,700 tonnes of fuel oil and 2,100 shipping containers on board as it sits on the reef at a 10-degree list. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Alan Gibson)

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)

Authorities say a large container ship stuck on a reef off the coast of New Zealand is leaking oil.

Maritime New Zealand says the leak appears to be intermittent and coming from damaged pipes rather than from fuel tanks, but it remains hard to assess given the extensive damage to the vessel.

The 775-foot (236-meter) Liberia-flagged Rena struck the Astrolabe Reef about 12 nautical miles from Tauranga Harbor early Wednesday and has been floundering there since. Read more

Oil Spill in the Gulf, Still Not Clean

oil on the beach in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil on the beach at the Bay of St. Louis in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Charles Taylor

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A COLLECTION OF VIDEOS AND PICTURES OF OIL AND COREXIT ON THE BEACHES BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE LEE

Published September 7, 2011 | By Diane Castle

Here it is: videographic evidence of massive amounts of oil and Corexit all over the Gulf beaches, both before and after Hurricane Lee. I want to emphasize that this is happening NOW. These are not shots from 2010. If you ask me, this is pretty damning evidence that the BP Gulf spill is not cleaned up–and that  oil in the Macondo Prospect could still be gushing through cracks in the sea floor. Why this is not major news is beyond me. Read more

Cleaning a Boat Bilge and a Bucketful of Sludge

A bucket of oil and grease sludge treated with DE-OIL-IT. The final result is completely organic and safe to return back into the eco-system.

A bucket of oil and grease sludge treated with DE-OIL-IT. The final result is completely organic and safe to return back into the eco-system.

I wanted to share the unexpected results I had using De-Oil-It…

A friend’s boat was being stored in my back yard for about 5 months. My wife was walking by the boat and smelled gas fumes. The boat had a crack in in the fuel filter housing and was leaking gas and two cycle oil out of the drain of the boat on to the grass. We put a 5gal. bucket under it to catch it. It was starting to collect the oil and gas but was still giving off lots of vapors. To reduce the vapors and the fear of fire I poured some De-Oil-It in the bucket. Which instantly eliminated the smell. We also treated the bilge as well. I left the bucket under the boat for the entire time. I had forgotten about it being an issue. Read more

Concrete Driveway Stain Clean-up with DE-OIL-IT

Oil leak on a concrete driveway before applying DE-OIL-IT to clean it and completely remove it.

Oil leak on a concrete driveway before applying DE-OIL-IT to clean it and completely remove it.

DE-OIL-IT has been applied to the oil stain on the driveway. A large handled broom was used to gently scrub the oil stain.

DE-OIL-IT has been applied to the oil stain on the driveway. A large handled broom was used to gently scrub the oil stain.

These are some pictures of a issue I had. Driving out my driveway the power steering line broke. I snapped some photos backed the truck up to the dirt where I took more photos. I then started the process of using the De-Oil-It. I sprayed the product on full strength. After spraying on the De-Oil-It I applied some water and used a stiff broom. Read more

BP’s corexit causes sick fish in Gulf of Mexico

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BP’s corexit causes sick fish in Gulf of Mexico
DATE: 16 AUGUST 2011  POSTED BY : BY DEBORAH DUPRE

Over a year after the largest oil catastrophe in U.S. history, in a CBS News report aired MondayCorrespondent Dr. Debbye Turner Bell spoke with Gulf of Mexico scientists and fishermen who are finding Gulf of Mexico fish with “horrifying” lesions, fin rot and infections, pulled up between Galveston and Panama City. Read more

Another Clean Boat Bilge Testimonial

Photo taken before being treated with DE-OIL-IT of a boat bilge filled with an oily, greasy mess.

Photo taken before being treated with DE-OIL-IT of a boat bilge filled with an oily, greasy mess.

Check out these pics of a bilge I saw when we peeled off the deck of a 2005 Grady White to install a larger access hatch and Flexiteek synthetic teak. The bilge slime is vintage 2005 and all I did was spray the de-oil-it product and let it soak for not even 20 minutes. Read more