Category Archives: Environment

Remote-controlled boat to remove oil spills

The Blue Impact AS boat breaking down oil in the ocean. The world’s first unmanned oil spill boat has been shown to the environmental authorities and future customers in California. The catamaran drives back and forth over the oil spill and pulverises the oil into small biodegradable particles, using high pressure water jets. “In this…
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Toxic mud swamps fortunes of Niger Delta women years after oil spill

Ogoniland women produce most of the family’s food but the twin pressures of land grabs and pollution are making it impossible for them to survive. Their creek is in Ogoniland, in the heart of the oil-producing Niger Delta, the source of most of Nigeria’s wealth. But they and thousands of women who live in the region…
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Coast Guard continues response to Rattle Snake Bayou oil spill

The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a well discharging a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur. The Coast Guard and Hilcorp are both conducting aerial assessments of the area. Source control crews have controlled the leak, and continue to work to repair the well in attempt to prevent further…
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Equipment failure results in oil spill in western North Dakota

An equipment failure caused about 163 barrels, or 6,846 gallons, of crude oil to spill Saturday at a well pad in Dunn County, according to a report released by the North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The spill occurred about 11 miles north of Killdeer at a site owned by Burlington Resources…
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