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Council continues to monitor environmental impact of ship grounded off Cork coast a year ago

Council continues to monitor environmental impact of ship ground off Cork coast a year ago Cork County Council has said it is continuing to monitor the potential environmental and ecological impact of the MV Alta, a wrecked cargo ship grounded in Ballyandreane, Ballycotton. The vessel was grounded on February 16 of last year. Since then, the council said it has been working on a series of actions...
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Ireland Gets Maritime Oil Pollution Plan

Ireland Gets Maritime Oil Pollution Plan - Almost 34 Years After Kowloon Bridge Sinking Irish Coast Guard deputy director Gerard O’Flynn has hailed as a “milestone” the publication of the State’s framework for handling major maritime pollution incidents. The plan released by the outgoing government last Friday (June 26) fulfils long-awaited commitments made after the grounding of the Kowloon B...
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Verde Nigeria & JV Partner PW Nigeria awarded 250,000m2 Tier 2 Assessment Contract in Ogoniland

Verde Nigeria & JV Partner PW Nigeria awarded 250,000m2 Tier 2 Assessment Contract in Ogoniland On 27 February 2020 Verde Nigeria and its JV Partner PW Nigeria signed a contract for the award of a 250,000m2 Tier 2 Assessment of Gio-B-Dere (Tai) and Baraalue (Tai) in Ogoniland, Rivers State.  This will give us a good indication of the conditions on the ground and a real insight into the levels...
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Council probing source of oil spill in Tralee river

Kerry County Council is working to identify the source of a major pollution incident that has seen the Lee River in Tralee covered by a slick of spilled fuel.  The fuel spill appears to have occurred late last week, and since Friday council staff have been working to clean the spilled fuel from the river, which is a popular trout fishing spot and flows into the sea near Tralee's wetlands wildlif...
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Clean-up on Brazil beaches affected by oil spill

Thousands of people have taken part in a huge clean-up operation to remove oil and tar from beaches along Brazil's north-eastern coast.  Volunteers, as well as government workers, used wheelbarrows, spades and plastic gloves to remove the thick tar from the sand and water. The source of the spill, which was first detected on 2 September, remains a mystery.  Experts say ...
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River Shannon Oil Spill kills birds and fish

Efforts are under way in Westmeath to locate the source of an oil spill in the River Shannon over the weekend.  A number of animals, including cormorants and cygnets were covered in oil in the incident on the River Shannon in Athlone at an area known locally as the "Big Meadows". A spokesperson for Athlone SPCA said some of the birds have been taken for special cleaning to an animal sanctuary in ...
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Dispersants Can Be an Effective Tool for Managing Marine Oil Spill Impacts, Report

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the effects and efficacy of using dispersants in marine oil spill response. Dispersants reduce oil at the water’s surface by promoting the formation and diffusion of small oil droplets that may biodegrade more readily.  Field and modeling studies show that dispersants can be a useful tool for oil spill respons...
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Limerick family who claim they suffered respiratory issues after oil spill settle actions

A Limerick family who claimed they suffered respiratory type problems as a result of an alleged leak of kerosene heating oil from another property on their housing estate has settled five different actions at the High Court for a total sum in the region of six figures.  The family who lived in The Meadows housing estate at Murroe, Co Limerick sued over breathing in fumes from an oil spill allegedl...
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Product Focus – Oil Only Absorbents

Verde supplies a specialised range of high quality oil only absorbent and chemical binders, providing our clients with the best absorbent and binding materials available on the market today for use in dealing with environmental contamination both inside and out. All oil-only products will float indefinitely up to full saturation. Manufactured from high tensile strength polypropylene, the pro...
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Calgary university utilizing investigative tool for wildfires, oil spills

A crime-scene-type tool is being used by an Alberta university to help investigators looking into the cause of wildfires, arsons and oil spills.  Gwen O’Sullivan of Mount Royal University in Calgary said the $550,000 mass spectrometer separates complex mixtures and can detect chemical compounds at very low levels. She says that makes it possible to determine if flammable liquids were used to start...
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