“Contaminant Slick” Leaking from Shipwrecked Costa Concordia Raises Oil Spill Concerns

January 24, 2012 by  
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As divers and rescue workers continue to provide aid to the massive shipwrecked  Costa Concordia cruise ship, a thin contaminant slick has begun to appear on the surface, raising concerns of a full-fledged oil spill in the bay. Fears of a fuel leak have been on everyone’s minds since the sinking ship began to break up against the rocks, and for good reason – the ship can carry a whopping 500,000 gallons of fuel , which is enough to devastate the region’s coastline. Anticipating these concerns, the Italian government has hired Dutch salvage company SMIT to remove the ship’s half million gallons of fuel once rescue dives end this weekend. The company predicts that removing the diesel from all of the ship’s 17 tanks will take  almost a month to complete. Read the rest of “Contaminant Slick” Leaking from Shipwrecked Costa Concordia Raises Oil Spill Concerns Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costa concordia fuel leak , costa concordia liner , costa concordia liner capsize , costa concordia oil spill , fuel leak , fuel leak news , italian coast news , italian coastguard , italian news , news , oil , oil leak , oil leak news , oil spill , oil spill news

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New Magnetic Soap Could Clean Up Oil Spills Quickly and Efficiently

January 24, 2012 by  
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With the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill still impacting the local environment and the recent Costa Concordia accident threatening to leak diesel off the Italian coast, there has never been a better time to research new ways of cleaning up disasters such as these. Luckily, the University of Bristol just developed a soap that responds to magnetic fields – meaning it could be used to scoop up large amounts of oil from water without leaving behind potentially harmful chemicals. Read the rest of New Magnetic Soap Could Clean Up Oil Spills Quickly and Efficiently Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CLEAN UP MAGNET , clean up soap oil , gulf of mexico oil leak , oil clean up , oil leak , oil leak clean-up , OIL SPILLS SOAP , Professor Julian Eastoe , Sustainability Features , university of bristol , university of bristol magnetic soap

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