Posts Tagged “reclamation”

Two Years On, Kalamzoo Tar Sands Spill Casts Long Shadow

By Tim McDonnell, Originally published on MotherJones. This week, as Senate Democrats narrowly defeated a renewed—and some say misguided—call to rush construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, residents and officials at the site of the country’s largest-ever tar sands oil spill are still reeling nearly two years after the fact. A look at the fallout from that incident […]

Brazil Sues Chevron for $11 Billion for oil spill

Originally published by the Wall Street Journal. By MATTHEW COWLEY And JOHN LYONS SAO PAULO—A Brazilian federal prosecutor on Wednesday asked a judge to shut down all Chevron Corp. and Transocean Ltd. operations in Brazil in a lawsuit that seeks some 20 billion Brazilian reais ($11 billion) in damages from the companies, the latest legal broadside to the […]

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.

PowerGen takes blame for oil spill in Trinidad

Originally published by Trinidad Express. By Renuka Singh A two-day oil leak from PowerGen’s bunkered fuel tanker has spilled out into Invaders Bay and left an almost two-mile long oil slick, affecting boats at the harbour in Port of Spain. The spill was observed in a drain running parallel to the Young Men’s Christian Association […]

8 projects will lead oil-spill restoration work in Gulf

Originally published in the Sun Herald. By HOLBROOK MOHR - Associated Press JACKSON — Citing “widespread and extensive” damage from the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of state and federal environmental officials said Wednesday it’s important to begin restoration and listed eight proposed projects to kick off the effort. The target […]

New DE-OIL-IT video: DE-OIL-IT for cleaning and degreasing

James Burke of Buck’s Lawnmower shop talks about how he and his staff use DE-OIL-IT to clean lawnmowers, engines, oil tanks, shop rags, work shirts, even the shop floor. He shows examples of DE-OIL-IT in action on a filthy lawnmower engine gunked in grease and oil and his oil disposal tank.

NW Readiness For Oil Spills Drops As Risks Increase

Originally published on OPB. Written by Ashley Ahearn. Every year, vessels carry more than 15 billion of gallons of oil and fuel through Pacific Northwest waters, putting Washington and Oregon at constant risk of spills that could cripple parts of their economies and devastate marine life and environmentally sensitive shorelines. A major spill at the mouth of the […]

Tar Sands Crude Spills Into Denver’s Water Supply

Originally published at TreeHugger.com News broke yesterday that “toxic oily muck” was spilling from a refinery into a creek in Commerce City, outside Denver. Suncor Energy, the company that owns the petroleum refinery (the only one in the state, though you can’t miss seeing or smelling it if you drive past), has said the spill […]

Feds appeal judge’s fine for Lake Charles, Louisiana oil spill

Originally published at the Statesman. LAFAYETTE, LA. — The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s ruling that CITGO Petroleum pay only $9 million out of the more than $240 million in penalties government attorneys had sought in a 2006 oil spill at the company’s Lake Charles refinery. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik ruled in September that […]