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Council deploys boom to contain oil pollution in Shannon tributary

Westmeath County Council confirmed it is aware of the oil pollution in a tributary of the River Shannon near Athlone and have deployed a boom in the affected area on Saturday. This is a floating barrier put on the surface of water to temporarily contain spills. “Westmeath County Council is currently investigating the matter further, and has technical personnel on site to try and confirm the sourc...
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Can your split ends help to clean oil spills?

On March 24, 1989, the world became aware of an environmental calamity in Alaska as an Exxon Valdez oil tanker spewed millions of crude oil into the Alaskan waters.  The tragic news grasped the attention of Phil McCrory, a hairdresser in Alabama. McCrory watched heart-wrenching footages of an otter covered in oil on television and did not manage to get the images out of his head.  With zero experi...
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