The company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. history will restore or create 300 acres of wetlands as part of a sweeping agreement to improve the Kalamazoo River watershed in southwestern Michigan. The settlement comes nearly five years after a broken pipeline released more than 800,000 gallons of oil. Enbridge […]
In Ohio, scientists are experimenting with a mesh that could clean up oil spills and save a lot of money in the process. Research out of Ohio State University’s nano lab has developed a type of steel mesh which traps oil, while letting water flow through it. The high-tech mesh is coated in a nearly […]
Rob interviews accelerator physicist Arden Warner of Fermilab about his new concept for cleaning up oil spills in water.
Rob chats with EMPA researcher Philippe Tingaut via Skype about the oil-only absorbing sponge they’ve developed.
Plains Midstream Canada is out of the regulatory penalty box after passing an audit imposed by the Alberta Energy Regulator following several polluting leaks from its petroleum pipelines. But the regulator says it will continue to keep a close eye on the activities of the Calgary-based subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., of Houston. […]