Category Archives: Oil Spill

Ship Master Asked To Clean Up After Oil Spill Near Chennai

On Monday, The Coast Guard said it has issued notice to the master of a cargo ship to clean up the oil spill off the coast here caused by a rupture in a hose of the vessel, failing which action will be taken as per law. Spillage of Fuel Furnace Oil occured early Sunday when…
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250,000 litres of crude oil spills off coast of Newfoundland

An oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland caused an estimated 250,000 litres of crude to leak into the ocean, Husky Energy said Friday. The leak, from a flowline to the SeaRose FPSO, a vessel stationed about 350 kilometres off the Newfoundland coast, happened around mid-day on Friday in the White Rose field while crews…
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Stingrays’ smell damaged by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

It's well reported that oil spill disasters can have a catastrophic biological and environmental impact. But to date, few studies have examined the effect of whole crude oil on senses of a marine vertebrate. A new study is the first to confirm physiological effects on stingrays – and their sense of smell in particular. Smell…
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Scientists create new oil-resistant filter technology

"One of the best ways to clean oily water is with membranes," said Seth Darling, Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne. "The problem is that the oil sticks on the membrane and clogs the holes until the membrane stops working. Today, if people have an oil-fouled membrane, either they replace it or…
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