By Melissa DykesRemember the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and dumped some 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf a few years ago?Well now the company has been ordered to pay the largest environmental fine in the nation’s history at $18.7 billion dollars, the final settlement to be divvied up among the Gulf states who suffered most in the oil spill’s wake.Sure, $18.7 billion sounds like a lot of money even these days, but check out this chart (via The Indepen [...]
As investigators learn that the latest 101,000 gallon oil spill in California was due to the pipeline owner allowing the pipe to degrade to the thickness of an American nickel, a peer reviewed study published in PLOS ONE states that because of BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bottlenose dolphin mortality rates have skyrocketed.
Approximately 46 dead dolphins found stranded near Louisiana, Mississippi, or Alabama – all near the BP Gulf spill were – were examined from June 2010 t [...]
As if we needed another reason to turn to alternative fuels with the enormous dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico still lingering due to BP Oil’s refusal to clean up their mess, pictures have come in from the oil pipeline rupture near Santa Barbara that initially sent 21,000 gallons (of a total 101,000 gallons released) of crude oil into the Pacific Coast waters – an incident that happened in late May.
Buckets and buckets of crude oil were removed by volunteers from Refugio State Beach, many [...]
Surely the photos below do not lie about the total lack of safety precautions on the California shoreline where the latest oil spill has occurred. Santa Barbara beaches are now the site of two catastrophic oil spills, the first having occurred in 1969. That one was partially credited for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, so bad was the damage to the seashore and aquatic ecosystems.
“The BP Gulf Oil Spill taught everyone that oil spills by their very nature can be extreme [...]
In the past couple of years, it seems that one American city after another has faced a water disaster when municipal supplies have become tainted. West Virginia and Ohio both faced water emergencies in 2014.
Now, the city of Nibley, Utah has issued an order to residents not to use the water from their taps due to a foul odor caused by contamination.
Nibley City today issued an order directing its residents, businesses and other users of its culinary water system to not use water from the system [...]
Activist PostNew research from investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that Corexit EC9500A, an oil-dispersal agent widely used in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, contributes to damage to epithelium cells within the lungs of humans and gills of marine creatures. The study also identifies an enzyme that is expressed in epithelial cells across species that has protective properties against Corexit-induced damage.The investigators say that fin [...]
Don’t worry it was only one of the most pristine natural environments left on the planet. Easy come easy go. Shale oil might bring energy independence. What about water independence? I hear the sound of crickets coming form the Republicans. Keystone XL or bust! [...]
Following an oil pipeline leak and subsequent spillage of over 50,000 gallons of oil into the monumental Yellowstone River, cancer-causing chemicals have now been detected even within nearby water treatment plants which usher mass amounts of water meant for drinking.
In what has led to a rush on bottled water by those living nearby (who were assured that ‘nothing was wrong’ and that nothing bad would happen to the river itself), elevated levels of carcinogenic organic chemical compou [...]
(NaturalNews) An explosion and fire on a BP oil rig off the coast of Louisiana killed 11 workers and sent nearly 200 million gallons of oil plunging into the ocean four years ago, causing lasting and unforeseen negative environmental effects.While the true, immediate effects of... [...]
(NaturalNews) The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico occurred on April 20, 2010. It was more of a deep sea floor gusher gone uncapped and wild as the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded and sank in the Macondo Prospect, a submarine oil field off the coast of Louisiana. The... [...]
Pathogenic Micro-Organisms Proliferate Due
to Polluted and Poisoned GOM ‘Bioterrain’
by Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Cyber-Conference
There have been several significant developments over the past few decades in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) which now require special and immediate attention. The multitude of oil spills — both large and small — require extraordinary remediation measures, as well as the application of safe and proven technologies which will not make the existing [...]
Episode 485: Chemical Spill In W.V., Target Was Hammered By Hackers And Culture Wars(1-11-2014)… Show Summary: The podcast for the day will focus on news items, specifically the water contamination in West Virginia forcing 300,000 people to look for alternative water sources for hydration and sanitation. I will also discuss the recent hacking attack against [...] [...]
Chicago Tribune | New distillation unit dumped "1,638 gallons of oil into the lake just across the Illinois border." [...]
Infowars.com | Implications to the ecosystem and the commercial fishery are stark. [...]