BP Spill: Massive gas discharge hit Gulf
Up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydrocarbons released into the deep ocean during the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, according to a new study just released
Up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydrocarbons released into the deep ocean during the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, according to a new study just released.
Such a large gas discharge, which generated concentrations 75,000 times the norm, could result in small-scale zones of “extensive and persistent depletion of oxygen” as microbial processes degrade the gaseous hydrocarbons, according to the University of Georgia-led study co-authored by Florida State University oceanographer Ian MacDonald.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.