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Staples' work touches on environmental issues like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, clean water and the large amount of garbage that humans produce. The poet read from her forthcoming collection “A**A*A*A,” a work inspired by her experience camping in the Mobile Bay Watershed area. Several of ...

Oil Spill Prevention Act: With bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, the state Legislature passed the Oil Spill Prevention Act. The House vote was 62-35 and the Senate vote this past weekend was 42-7. This bill was part of a multi-year effort to institutionalize strong protections to prevent and ...
The online webinar will discuss recent improvements and current challenges Washington state environmental regulators face to keep the state's oil spill program strong. Visit the Clallam Marine Resources Committee (MRC) website at www. clallamcountymrc.org to access the link. On March 24 and 31, the ...
Oleo Sponge, a newly created absorbent for cleaning up oil spills, was created to ensure the environmental damage caused by Deepwater Horizon is never repeated. The technology—designed by scientists at Argonne National Laboratory—is based on low-cost materials and processing, can capture 90 ...
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Darian Higgins, a responder with Maine's Department of Environmental Protection, arrived at a residence on Clark Point Road the afternoon of ... To prevent similar oil spills, Higgins recommended that people check their oil tanks periodically and replace them every 20-25 years.
LORAIN — Crews responded to an oil spill on the Black River in Lorain on Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard responded to a report of an oil sheen due to a “petroleum product” being released into the river about 10 a.m., according to a news release from the Coast Guard. The U.S. Environmental ...
"Pipelines are generally terrestrial and any spills are likely to end up in fresh water," said NEB chief environment officer Robert Steedman in Calgary. "We need to understand what happens to oil that is not cleaned up, what the environmental consequences are and what the natural processes to degrade ...
Emergency response preparations for a major oil train spill took a step forward with the passage of the state's first oil spill response plan for BNSF Railway ... “This plan is a significant step forward for the protection of Washington's communities and environment,” said Dale Jensen, Ecology spills prevention ...
BP used two types of dispersant, Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527, both manufactured by Nalco Environmental Solutions, to break up the oil. Nearly 1 million gallons were dropped by air, and another 770,000 gallons were injected into the damaged wellhead about a mile under the water's surface. It was the ...
Coast Guard Teams With Alaskan Environmental Team to Contain Oil Spill. March 4, 2018 Homeland Security Today. Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation responders continue to conduct site assessments and implement preliminary cleanup of up to 3,000 gallons of bunker C fuel oil that ...


 

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