Posts Tagged “environmental impact”

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 […]

Pollution, oil spills threaten birds in Stanley Park

Conservation group says several bird species are in decline as oil spills threaten birds Chronic industrial pollution and small spills from oil tankers moving through Burrard Inlet are contributing to declining numbers of birds in Stanley Park, according to the conservation program manager for the Stanley Park Ecology Society. Robyn Worcester said in the past […]

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 spill pollutants found in pelicans migrating to Minnesota

Originally published on By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio Pollutants from the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago are showing up in Minnesota birds that migrate to the gulf. Researchers for the state Department of Natural Resources have found evidence of petroleum compounds and the chemical used to clean up […]

DE-OIL-IT applications at a golf course maintenance shop

In album DE-OIL-IT Golf application shoot with CS Trading, INOX, and Fuel Medic (9 photos) Filthy machinery sprayed with DE_OIL-IT a few minutes ago First of many DE-OIL-IT applications documented at the golf course maintenance shop this weekend. Use DE-OIL-IT to clean impossible to remove grime from your maintenance equipment. Yesterday a pressure sprayer couldn’t […]

Red Sea oil slick makes landfall north of marine reserve

Originally published in the Egyptian Independent. By James Purtill A 300-meter crude oil slick discovered by ecologists last week has washed up on 20 km of the western Sinai shoreline north of Sharm el-Sheikh. Samples have been delivered to a Cairo laboratory where the oil will be analyzed to determine the parties responsible. The slick […]

New Zealand oil spill ship owners charged

Originally published by The Guardian. Liberian-based Daina Shipping, a branch of the Greek company Costamare, faces big fines over Rena disaster. New Zealand authorities have filed charges against the owners of a cargo ship that ran aground on a reef six months ago, creating what authorities describe as the country’s worst maritime environmental disaster.

Mexican plan for Gulf deepwater wells sparks new worries

Originally published by the Miami Herald. BY TIM JOHNSON, MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS MEXICO CITY — Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Mexico’s state oil company is about to test its hand at drilling at extraordinary depths in the Gulf of Mexico. If all goes as planned, Petroleos de Mexico, known as Pemex, […]

Study by NOAA and Partners Shows Some Gulf Dolphins Severely

Originally published on Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, are showing signs of severe ill health, according to NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state, federal and other research partners. Barataria Bay, located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, received heavy and prolonged exposure to oil during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.