Posts Tagged “contamination”

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 […]

Niger Delta Heavily Polluted Through Continuous Oil Spills

Published originally on Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization Despite the recovery initiatives suggested by the United Nations, the Nigerian government has so far failed to take action against the ongoing oil spills, which are threatening the natural habitat of more than a million Ogoni people . Below is an article published by Yale Environment 360: The Ogoniland […]

Petrol Politics: How Much Should an Oil Spill Cost?

Originally published by Time. By BRYAN WALSH How serious should the penalties for an oil spill be? In early November, Chevron and its drilling partner Transocean accidentally spilled some 3,000 barrels of oil into the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As oil spill go, it was relatively minor—although it is a sign of […]

Oil Spill Contaminates River in Colombia video

An oil spill in Colombia has contaminated the Pamplonita River, leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the city of Cucuta without drinking water. DE-OIL-IT could and should be used to decontaminate the water supply that has been affected by this spill.