Posts Tagged ‘spill’

Indigenous communities march for justice a year on from devastating Amazon oil spill

Hundreds of Indigenous activists took to the streets in Ecuador this week to demand justice on the one-year anniversary of the country’s worst oil spill in 15 years. Demonstrators marched through the Amazonian city of Coca to call on authorities to take responsibility for the 16,000 barrels of crude oil that poured into the Coca […]

2017 oil spill closed three desalination plants for three days, official reveals

The senior Environmental Protection Ministry official charged with coordinating the response to last month’s oil disaster revealed that a previous, much smaller spill, in 2017, had forced the closure of three desalination plants for three days. Some 75 percent of Israel’s drinking and industrial water is supplied by five desalination plants on the Mediterranean coast. […]

Israel points to Iran for causing oil spill, calling it ‘environmental terrorism’

Browse > Home / News / Israel points to Iran for causing oil spill, calling it ‘environmental terrorism’ March 4, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind a major oil spill off Israel’s coast from Feb. 1-2. Israeli soldiers clean tar off […]

Israel accuses Iran of ‘environmental terrorism’ over oil spill off its coast, warns culprits ‘must pay price’

The Israeli government has said Iran is behind a recent oil spill off Israel’s coast which caused huge ecological damage and has been described as one of the worst such pollution incidents in Israel’s history. Israel’s Environment Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday that Israeli officials had identified a Libyan-owned oil tanker, called Emerald […]

Israel’s Environment Minister: Massive Oil Spill Was ‘Environmental Terrorism’ by Ship Sailing From Iran

A clump of tar is seen on the sand after an offshore oil spill drenched much of Israel’s Mediterranean shoreline with tar, at a beach in Ashdod, southern Israel, February 21, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen. A massive oil spill off Israel’s coast last month that severely polluted its beaches was “environmental terrorism” committed by a […]

Israel says Iran is behind major oil spill, accusing Tehran of ‘environmental terrorism’

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Israel rules out Greek tanker as suspect in Mediterranean oil spill

Browse > Home / News / Israel rules out Greek tanker as suspect in Mediterranean oil spill March 1, 2021 by JNS Read on for article The Greek tanker Minerva Helen was not the source of the tons of toxic tar that washed up on Israel’s shores last weekend, Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry announced on Sunday. […]

Israel: Greek tanker ruled out as source of massive oil spill

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Greek tanker cleared of suspicion for oil spill that polluted Israel’s beaches

The Environmental Protection Ministry announced Sunday that it had absolved a Greek oil tanker suspected of responsibility for the oil leak that has contaminated Israel’s Mediterranean coast with tons of sticky, black tar. Investigators flew to Greece and checked over the Minerva Helen on Saturday, which is docked at the port of Piraus. A ministry […]

Israeli officials raid Greek ship suspected of tar spill on Israeli beaches

Browse > Home / News / Israeli officials raid Greek ship suspected of tar spill on Israeli beaches February 28, 2021 by Aryeh Savir – TPS Read on for article Israeli officials from the Ministry of Environmental Protection boarded a ship docked in Greece that is suspected of being responsible for dumping tar into the […]

Potential new oil spill identified off the coast of Israel

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Tar covering Israel’s beaches doesn’t bode well for its handling of the next major oil spill

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Israel scrambles to save animals hurt in massive tar spill

Browse > Home / News / Israel scrambles to save animals hurt in massive tar spill February 25, 2021 by   Read on for article A catastrophic tar spill washing up along Israel’s entire Mediterranean coast may be the worst environmental disaster in Israeli history. Tar-coated sea turtles on a beach in Israel, Photo courtesy […]

Israeli government allocates $13.8 million to oil-spill cleanup

Browse > Home / News / Israeli government allocates $13.8 million to oil-spill cleanup February 25, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the allocation of 45 million shekels ($13.8 million) to help deal with a massive oil spill that has polluted some 100 miles of Israel’s coast. Approximately $20,000 […]

Israel Closes Mediterranean Beaches After Oil Spill Devastates Coast

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed all its Mediterranean beaches until further notice on Sunday, days after an offshore oil spill deposited tons of tar across more than 100 miles of coastline in what officials are calling one of the country’s worst ecological disasters. Activists began reporting globs of black tar on Israel’s coast last week […]

Oil spill off Israel’s coast is its worst maritime pollution in decades

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Decades After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Local Dolphins Are Still Suffering

An oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana killed eleven workers on 20 April 2010. The world then watched helplessly as BP’s oil gushed out into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days, killing untold millions of marine animals. Dolphins that survived one of the worst environmental disasters ever, still appear to be suffering the […]

Energy giant Shell liable for Nigeria oil spill, Dutch court rules

A Dutch court has ordered Shell’s local subsidiary in Nigeria to compensate four farmers whose land was damaged by oil leaks in 2004 and 2005. The appeals court in The Hague said Shell Nigeria was responsible for multiple cases of oil pollution in the long-running case, a test of how far Netherlands-based multinational companies are […]

Mauritius is racing against time to reduce oil spill damage

Local and foreign volunteer support forces, international organisations and other countries are helping Mauritius race against time to handle a serious oil spill caused by a Japanese freighter that ran aground on the high seas late last month. The MV Wakashio, a Japanese-owned bulk carrier, which struck a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius […]

Residents and environmental workers in Mauritius race to contain oil spill and protect coastline

Environmental activists and residents of Mauritius worked to try to reduce the damage from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. The Indian Ocean island’s prime minister declared a state of emergency and appealed for international help. One ton of oil from the Japanese ship’s four tons has leaked into […]

Deadly Oil Spill Leaves Indonesian Bay ‘Like a Gas Station’

Indonesia has declared a state of emergency after a large oil spill ignited and killed at least four people in the port city of Balikpapan off the island of Borneo over the weekend. The blaze is now under control but the oil continues to spread. According to BBC News, the slick currently covers an area of […]

The cost of clean-up: Oil spill responders in the Gulf of Mexico exposed to chemical dispersants now have health issues

(Natural News) Cleaning up oil spills is always a dirty and dangerous job, but a new study revealed its hidden health cost. According to Environmental Health Perspectives, two of the chemical dispersants used to clear up the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 have been linked to numerous health problems reported by oil spill response […]

East China Sea: Worst Tanker Oil Spill in Decades

East China Sea: Worst Tanker Oil Spill in Decades January 26th, 2018 Via: Reuters: The worst tanker oil spill in decades is unfolding across hundreds of miles of the East China Sea after an Iranian oil tanker carrying more than 100,000 tonnes of toxic […]

Operator of Keystone Pipeline quietly cleaning up spill of 210,000 gallons of oil from largest-ever leak in South Dakota

(Natural News) As many environmentalists and local Native American tribes feared, a massive leak of some 210,000 gallons, or about 5,000 barrels, of oil has occurred along a section of the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, making it the largest-ever spill. The company quietly announced via a November 16 tweet that it is “currently responding […]

The big 2010 oil spill killed aquatic life and ecosystems; now it’s killing the cleanup crew

(Natural News) The dispersants used during the cleanup of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill have made the cleanup workers sick. This was the conclusion that federal scientists came to in their study that was published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The report is a part of the ongoing Gulf Long-term Follow-up (GuLF) study being spearheaded […]

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed

By Catherine J. Frompovich Back on April 20, 2010, a major environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded and 4.9 million barrels of crude spilled into the Gulf waters creating a problem that was not ‘fixed’ until July 10, 2010 when the rig finally […]

Total’s Report On Amazon Reef Drilling Reveals Oil Spill Risk To Nearby Countries

The controversial offshore oil project in the mouth of the Amazon river could pose significant spill risk to nearby countries, according to documents from drilling giant Total. The findings have led to the company to disown key parts of its own Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). In a statement to Energydesk, Total said: “The countries and numbers […]

BP’s Solution To Amazon Reef Spill Is A Coral Killing Chemical

BP plans to use chemicals that kill off coral larvae in the event of an oil spill near a unique coral reef in the mouth of the Amazon river. The British oil giant intends to drill in the region in August 2018. The company’s environmental impact assessment (EIA), submitted to the Brazilian authorities for the project, submitted […]

Trump Appoints BP Oil Spill Lawyer As DOJ Environmental Attorney

Fire boat response crews spray water on the burning remnants of BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 21, 2010. (AP/US Coast Guard) United States President Donald Trump appointed Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a lawyer who has previously represented British Petroleum (BP), to a top environmental and natural resource law position in the Department of Justice, […]

‘Catastrophic failure’: Con Edison oil spill in NYC East River requires massive cleanup

     The US Coast Guard has declared part of New York City’s East River a “safety zone” after an unknown amount of oil spewed from a Con Edison substation into the notoriously polluted waterway. A massive cleanup is currently underway. A statement from Con Edison says a transformer, containing roughly 37,000 gallons of oil, malfunctioned […]

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