Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Canada-US pipeline map

The Pegasus line through Arkansas is spewing its contents into a subdivision.

pipelinemap
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Another oil spill
May 30, 2012, 09:08
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Olive oil. Wet cleanup in aisle seven.

Safeway officials initially claimed that the spill was only 4 ounces, but as you can see it is much larger.



Swimming in Oil Not Preferred by Dolphins, Whales

2010-2012 Cetacean Unusual Mortality Event in Northern Gulf of Mexico – Office of Protected Resources – NOAA Fisheries

Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas/Louisiana border through Franklin County, FL) from February 2010 through the present.

Note: These numbers are preliminary and may be subject to change. As of March 18, 2012, the UME involves 693 Cetacean “strandings” in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (5% stranded alive and 95% stranded dead).

via 2010-2012 Cetacean Unusual Mortality Event in Northern Gulf of Mexico – Office of Protected Resources – NOAA Fisheries.



Chevron, Transocean Managers Banned From Leaving Brazil

Seventeen Chevron Corp. (CVX) and Transocean Ltd. executives were banned from leaving Brazil pending an investigation into an offshore oil spill.

The order was signed by a federal judge last week as part of the probe into the 3,000-barrel slick off Rio de Janeiro in November, Marcelo del Negri, a spokesman for the federal prosecutor’s office, said in a telephone interview yesterday. Transocean owned the rig involved in the spill.

via Chevron, Transocean Managers Banned From Leaving Brazil – Bloomberg.



Shell’s Arctic Spill Response Plan Gone Missing

Department of Interior press release provides this link to Shell’s spill response plan which was approved on Feb. 17:

A copy of Shell’s OSRP for the Chukchi Sea is available at: http://www.bsee.gov/OSRP/Shell- Chukchi-OSRP .aspx.

But clicking on the DOI’s link to the OSRP (Oil Spill Response Plan) for the Chukchi Sea leads to this NO PAGE FOUND business:

http://www.bsee.gov/error-page.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/osrp/shell-/

I guess we’ll just have to trust the department’s “fact sheet.” The “fact sheet” says everything is just great.



Rena breaks in two
January 8, 2012, 21:12
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“The wreck of the Greek-owned Rena was described as New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster even before the rear section of the ship, lashed by pounding seas, broke away yesterday. The ship has already spilled heavy fuel oil that fouled pristine North Island beaches and killed up to 20,000 seabirds, and despite salvage efforts nearly 400 tonnes of oil remain onboard.”

via New Zealand braces for oil spill as Rena splits on reef | The Australian




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