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Before a big spill: Are all your resources ready?

By Karen Hamel
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Employees have been evacuated from the spill area. The onsite response team is suiting up and reviewing their plan to contain the spill and keep it from reaching a nearby creek. Now is not the time to start frantically paging through a dust-covered spill response plan — or worse, an outdated phone book — to try to find a store in the area that might have a piece of equipment that the responders will need.


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Latest settlement in Deepwater Horizon disaster: $1.4 billion

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The company whose rig crew ignored “clear warning signs” at the Macondo well site has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties.


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BP to pay largest ever settlement in Deepwater Horizon tragedy

Public Citizen calls it “a slap on the wrist”
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In a settlement announced this afternoon by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, BP has agreed to pay approximately $4.5 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history.


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BP agrees to improve spill response at oil terminals

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The EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a $210,000 penalty and implement an enhanced oil spill response program at its oil terminals nationwide, as well as a comprehensive compliance audit to resolve alleged violations of oil spill response regulations at its Curtis Bay Terminal in Md.


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BioWick now available in a package of ten

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ESP evolution sorbent products has announced that due to popular demand, BioWick is now available in a package of ten.


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NTSB: Weak regs, company failures caused oil spill

Enbridge employees "behaved like Keystone Kops"
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Pervasive organizational failures by a pipeline operator along with weak federal regulations led to a pipeline rupture and subsequent oil spill in 2010, the National Transportation Safety Board said yesterday.


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Bio Wick rapid fluid clean-up

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Bio Wick is small enough to fit virtually anywhere and is an extremely cost effective way to handle difficult spill situations. Ideal for schools, hospitals, nursing homes, transportation systems, offices, hotels, ambulance services, pet clinics, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, convention centers, etc.


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Gulf spill health study reaches 10,000 participant mark

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A long-term study on health effects experienced by Gulf oil spill cleanup workers has reached a milestone -- 10,000 participants -- but organizers still want more.


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