Posts Tagged “cleanup”

Petrotrin using DE-OIL-IT in Trinidad Oil Spill clean-up

Fishermen along the south-western peninsula whose boats were affected by Petrotrin’s 11 oil spills were able to clean their vessels for the first time yesterday using a non-toxic product called “de-oil-it” sourced from the United States. On Friday, brothers Andrew and John Collier, owners of Tank Fuel Services Ltd, along with regional lead of the “de-oil-it” […]

Federal judge urged to approve BP’s proposed settlement of Gulf oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS — BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge Thursday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard arguments from lawyers who negotiated the deal as well as other attorneys who have objected to parts […]

Plaintiffs urge judge to approve $7.8 billion BP oil spill settlement

BP Plc and lawyers representing over 100,000 individuals and businesses claiming economic and medical damages from the 2010 BP oil spill on Thursday urged a U.S. judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier initially approved the deal in May, but called the “fairness hearing” to weigh objections from […]

Rain hampers oil spill cleanup

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – As of Wednesday, a major oil spill cleanup in Hampton was still in progress. More than 3,000 gallons of used motor oil leaked from a storage tank into a drainage ditch in the Briarfield neighborhood Sunday. According to Hampton Fire Department spokesman Capt. Anthony Chittum, Monday night’s storm made the water […]

336K Gallons of Diesel Fuel Leak in Arthur Kill oil spill

Officials say 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in the Arthur Kill oil spill after a storage tank was lifted and ruptured from the surge from Sandy. All the spilled oil is believed to be contained by booms put in the water, the Coast Guard says.

Oil Slick Not From Sealed BP Well

A thin oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be coming from a containment dome that was abandoned on the sea floor during efforts to stop the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, not from the plugged well, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and BP PLC. Remote-controlled submarines that were sent down to search for […]

Gulf oil slick comes from device used in 2010 spill: Coast Guard

An undersea camera confirms that an oil slick discovered in the Gulf of Mexico came from a 100-ton device on the seafloor that BP had used several weeks after the 2010 oil spill in a failed attempt to cap its runaway Macondo well, the U.S. Coast Guard  said Thursday. The oil  is not coming from […]

Oil spill on Lake Malawi can take 700 years to recover

The Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has for the first time spoken on the effects of a potential oil spill on Lake Malawi and the prospects of drilling oil. Principal Fisheries Research officer who is also Officer-in-Charge of the Senga Bay Fisheries Research Centre, Maxon Ngochera, explained that because […]

Nigeria Oil Spill – Concern Over Delayed Clean-Up

Residents of Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom have expressed concern over the suspension of the Nigeria oil spill clean up of the Atlantic Coastline contaminated by an oil spill on August 13th. The Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) had reported an oil spill at the Qua Iboe fields to the Nigeria oil spill agency, claiming that […]

Coast Guard Overseeing Clean-Up Of Brooklyn Oil Spill

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Coast Guard has been tapped to oversee the clean-up of the Brooklyn oil spill in Paerdegat Basin. National Grid was replacing a gas main through the waterway near Jamaica Bay on Thursday when something went wrong, causing the caustic petroleum-cement mixture to spill out. A sheen can be seen atop the water […]