Posts Tagged “oil spill response”

Researchers debate dispersant oil spill remedy

Oil industry maintains that dispersants should be part of routine response to deep-water blowouts. No aspect of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was more controversial than the decision to pump massive doses of chemical dispersant into the oil gushing from 1,500 metres down (see ‘Deep cleaning’). Advocates said that […]

USS Guardian fuel extraction underway to prevent oil spill in reef

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The critical process of fuel extraction to prevent an oil spill in reef from the grounded USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reef is now underway and may be expected to be completed within 48 hours, according to the Philippine Coast Guard. However, the full extent of the damage to the UNESCO-declared marine […]

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 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 […]

New Zealand Oil Spill: Owners Of Grounded Ship Settle

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Greek shipping company has agreed to pay the New Zealand government up to $31.5 million toward the New Zealand oil spill cleanup costs of a cargo ship’s grounding on a reef near popular swimming and surfing beaches last year. But taxpayers will still be footing some of the bill. […]

Oil Spill Response Exercise in Florida Keys: Video

NOAA and the USGS hold regular oil spill response exercises in the marine sanctuaries located in the Florida Keys. This movie shows the response, and the way information is gathered and used to master an oil spill. NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration keeps their oil spill response program ship-shape by running exercises every year. […]

Government to Reassess Oil Spill Response

A panel of 22 US researchers including University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye has urged the federal government to reassess how it would manage oil spill response that might occur in the future. In addition to creating a new model for understanding how deep-water oil spills occur, the authors argue for an increase in […]

Coast Guard to conduct rare oil spill response test in Arctic

With Royal Dutch Shell possibly on the eve of exploring for oil off Alaska’s Arctic coasts — and other companies waiting in the wings — the U.S. Coast Guard plans an oil spill response drill in the fragile region next week. The exercise will be part of the agency’s effort to beef up its presence in the […]