AUGUST 5, 2016 — DRILL: A simulated pipeline spill releasing 500 barrels of crude oil and process water along the Kalubik Creek on the morning of August 3 prompted a sizeable response of vessels, boom and field teams by the responsible party, oil spill response organizations, locals (North Slope Borough), state and federal agencies.
Articles from August 5, 2016
AUGUST 5, 2016--A team funded by Clean Caribbean Americus (CCA) conducted a week-long trip from July 10-15 to revisit, document observations, and collect sediment core samples from the 1984 TROPICS (Tropical Oil Pollution Investigations in Coastal Systems) study sites conducted in Panama near Bocas del Toro.
AUGUST 5, 2016--On the Maryland side of the Potomac River just east of Washington D.C. and west of Chesapeake Bay, the largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere sits half-sunk and decomposing.
AUGUST 5, 2016--On July 29, the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Communication and Policy Specialist, Rachel Keylon, participated in a White House Summer Opportunity Project: A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Enrichment Initiative (STEM-E) event for high school and college aged students at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
AUGUST 5, 2016--On July 29, OR&R's Director, Dave Westerholm, and OR&R Acting Chief of Staff, Kate Clark, met with Congressional staff from Senator Cantwell's Office and the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to discuss the Oil Pollution Act (OPA).
AUGUST 5, 2016--On August 1, R/V Auklet skipper David Janka went ashore in Snug Harbor, Alaska, to take several photos of Mearns Rock, including this one, while motoring back out into Knight Island Passage. David has voluntarily visited the site on various occasions during the past years.
AUGUST 5, 2016--An updated version of ResponseLink is going live in early August.