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Not Enough Tankers to Supply Water

Drought hit towns in Queensland may not find the much needed reprieve yet. There are not enough tankers to supply water, and this is threatening to plunge Queensland into a// deeper crisis. The residents are peeved with the situation, despite Premier Peter Beattie’s promises to the contrary i...

Safety Threat to Rochester Still Remains Despite Approval Of Canadian Pacific's Railroad Acquisition Of DM&E

...ical director of Mayo Clinic Medical Transport. In 2002, a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed near Minot, N.D., causing violent rupture to five tankers and spilling 220,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia. Roughly 11,600 people were evacuated or asked to stay in their homes. The plume of corrosive gas gr...

Ukrainian Town Under A Canopy Of Toxic Skies

...iv) was caused by a train derailment, which led to its crashing into parked tankers holding the chemical. Health practioners examined thousands of emergenc...e they came from. Firefighters sprayed fire-suppressing foam on the damaged tankers to prevent new blazes. Phosphorus compounds are used chiefly in fertil...

Shimla Faces Water Crisis

...as a majority of the pipes were laid out decades ago. Most of the 450 hotels, restaurants and guesthouses meet their needs by procuring water in tankers from faraway streams as the local reservoirs have only limited supply for residential areas. The water crisis is likely to worsen in the coming ...

Angola Warned of Recurrent Cholera Outbreaks

...ves about 80 percent of Luandans where the water is pumped from heavily used rivers flowing through densely populated urban areas into ancient, broken tankers for distribution throughout the city. Following the end of the 27-year civil war in 2002 Luanda’s population has exploded to between 4 and 7 millio...

Gastroenteritis Claims Two Lives In Mumbai, More People Affected

...ent assured people that there was no need to panic. Meanwhile, water supply in the affected areas has been cut off as a precaution and four water tankers put into service. "Most of the times water is the main culprit when it comes to gastroenteritis. However, we are not ruling out other possibilitie...
Tankers in Biological News

Commercial ships spew half as much particulate pollution as world's cars

...mmer of 2006, Lack and colleagues, aboard the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown, analyzed the exhaust from over 200 commercial vessels, including cargo ships, tankers and cruise ships, in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay, and the Houston Ship Channel. The researchers also examined the chemistry of particles in ship...

A happy new year for penguins

...rgely undeveloped, its wildlife has been increasingly threatened by commercial fishing nets, which can entangle birds as they feed. Oil pollution from tankers transporting petroleum from southern Patagonia to Buenos Aires, coupled with expanding offshore oil drilling, have also loomed as growing threats in r...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

...Feshitan, Mark Borden and Elisa Konofagou is at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11. 7) DETECTING A HUMAN SWIMMER Protecting military ships, oil tankers and pipelines from terrorists wearing scuba gear requires a sonar system that can distinguish a human swimmer from rocks, buoys, fish, and other marin...

OU researchers isolate microorganisms that convert hydrocarbons to natural gas

...nts to attack the corrosion problems affecting pipelines, storage tanks and tankers as well as the deterioration of fuels inside such facilities. Suflita says,... microbiological processes that can cause pipelines, storage facilities and tankers to leak and contaminate the environment. "First, we have to understand how ...

NOAA takes first broad look at soot from ships

...a huge source of black carbon that may be under-reported or not reported at all in emissions inventories compiled by ports," said Lack. Oceangoing tankers and container ships emit half a gram per kilogram of fuel burned when at dock and slightly less when traveling, according to the study. That's more th...

Warning buoys for right whales installed along Massachusetts Bay

... array over the terminal's 40-year expected lifetime. Liquefied natural gas tankers must now slow to 10 knots in response to buoy alerts and post lookouts for whales and sea turtles. Clark hopes the reduced speeds from tankers will set a precedent for other ships, which are not required to slow down. ...
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