Category Archives: Oil Spill Cleanup

Nagging and Lagging Problems with Off Shore Drilling Safety

This seems to be a week with all kinds of deficiencies in emergency management getting media coverage. Too bad none of the news is good. Today, the Huffpost writes Oil Spill Commission Action Group Gives Congress Low Grades For Regulatory … Continue reading

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BP Oil Co. News — this time in Alaska

Once again the company is in the news, but this time it has to do with risks in the oil operations in Alaska. With All Eyes on the Gulf, BP Alaska Facilities Are Still at Risk. Pro Publica, Nov.3, 2010. … Continue reading

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What did we learn from the BP Oil Spill?

Six months later, what did we learn from the oil disaster in the Gulf? CNN, Oct. 19. The reporter notes some improvements in emergency response and some other advances: Much of the focus has been on preventing another oil spill. … Continue reading

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Toxic Release in Hungary — Red Mud

    A true tragedy is going on in Hungary with the release of toxic red mud. From what I read this specific problem is limited to countries that fail to dry out and process such effluent properly. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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Special Report on BP Oil Spill in National Geographic

For those of you with an abiding interest in the oil spill and its ramifications, the Oct. issue of National Geographic has an excellent series of articles and a fascinating map insert as part of its Special Report on “The  … Continue reading

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Huge underwater plume from BP Oil Spill

Alarming news about the size and characteristics of the underwater oil, according to front page story in the Wall St. Journal. Study Says Gulf Oil Spill Caused Manhattan-Size Plume At the height of the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil escaping from … Continue reading

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Oil Spill – focus shifts to long-term effects

Worries about recovery come to the foreground, now that the well has been capped. See As oil spill cleanup shifts gears, gulf residents fear they’ll be forgotten. The [LA] state government said this week that erosion eats away 29 square … Continue reading

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