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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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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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The Management and Remediation of Oil Spills – Free Presentation – Engineers Ireland

Calling all Engineers! Don't miss our free evening presentation organised by Engineers Ireland North West Region on Monday 11th December 2017 at 8:00 PM in the Sligo Park Hotel on The Management and Remediation of Oil Spills. Our panel of speakers will discuss the management and remediation of the thousands of oil spills that occur in Ireland each year - many of which occur in the domestic setti...
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