Posts Tagged “safety”

Brooklyn Oil Spill Cleanup Continues in Waterway

About 130 private recreational boats are in need of serious cleaning, following the spill of about 1,100 gallons of oil mixed with liquid concrete into a waterway in southeast Brooklyn. The Brooklyn oil spill occurred late last Thursday or early Friday morning, and workers are now using an oil boom to contain the sludge and […]

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 […]

Nigeria Oil Spill Hits Bayelsa Community

Nigeria Oil Spill, Yenagoa — A fresh crude oil spill has been reported at Obama flow station trunk line belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Nembe creek, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The Nigeria oil spill, according to the natives, has disrupted fishing activities in the creek and waterways and is spreading […]

New Gulf oil spill claims process getting underway

Originally published by News By Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) Thousands of victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill will participate in a new process for economic-loss and medical claims associated with the accident. The Deepwater Horizon Claims Center, run by court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau, will open 18 intake centers across the Gulf Coast next […]

Ogoni Community Disagree With Shell Over Cause of Oil Spill

Originally published on The people of Kegbara-Dere (K-Dere) Ogoni in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State and oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) have disagreed over the cause of the May 7 oil spill in the community. Chairman of Kegbara Dere Town Governing Council (KDTGC), Mr. Bari-ara Kpalap, yesterday […]

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory studying blue crabs for oil spill damage assessment

Originally published on By Harlan Kirgan, Mississippi Press OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi — Two months after the April 2010Deepwater Horizon oil spill began in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory scientist Harriet Perry released a photo of blue crab megalopa with oil droplets under its shell. It was a significant discovery of oil entering the gulf’s food […]

100 miles of oil: Spill likely Nigeria’s worst in decade

Originally published on Deep-water oil field shut down following leak LAGOS, Nigeria — Oil from an offshore spill has spread roughly 100 nautical miles after a leak occurred while loading a tanker, a Nigerian official said Thursday. Royal Dutch Shell shut down a deep-water oil field off Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta on Tuesday. Peter Idabor, the head of the […]

Horrific Injuries Linked to BP Dispersant Corexit

Originally published on By Cameron Langford, Courthouse News Service Exposure to chemical dispersants BP used in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill left a commercial diver with seizures, unable to walk and going blind – and two members of his dive team committed suicide, the man claims in Harris County Court. David Hogan and […]

High winds hamper N.J. oil spill cleanup

Originally published on ABC. PAULSBORO, N.J. – February 25, 2012 (WPVI) — Wind gusts pushed oil fumes into the homes of Paulsboro residents, while cleanup crews battled high winds to contain the oil from Thursday’s spill at a New Jersey refinery. Saturday residents in Paulsboro, New Jersey and surrounding communities were staying indoors. Paulsboro is the […]