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Articles from June 29, 2018

Posted: June 29, 2018
Group posing for photo.

JUNE 29, 2018 — On June 11-15, the Marine Debris Program’s Chief Scientist Amy V. Uhrin participated in Working Group 40 of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) held in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Posted: June 29, 2018
Group of five posing for photo.

JUNE 29, 2018 — On June 26, OR&R’s mid-Atlantic Regional Resource Coordinator Simeon Hahn conducted site visits for OR&R Director David Westerholm in advance of his attendance at National Response Team meeting in Philadelphia. 

Posted: June 29, 2018
Two men taking to one another.

JUNE 29, 2018 — On June 19-21, 2018, OR&R staff participated in the 2018 Clean Pacific conference in Portland, Oregon. Clean Pacific is an annual conference of government, tribes, NGOs, and industry experts involved with pollution response.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Small group watching a demonstration.

JUNE 29, 2018 — During the week of June 25, nearly 40 participants from federal, state and local government, the U.S. Coast Guard, and private industry attended the Science of Chemical Releases class held at the Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama.  

Posted: June 29, 2018
Two men on a boat looking at the water.

JUNE 29, 2018 — OR&R’s Emergency Response Division, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Upper Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, recently conducted a three-day Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) training course in St. Louis, Missouri on May 15-17.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Blocks of material in storage against a wall.

JUNE 29, 2018 — OR&R’s Gary Shigenaka was invited to visit the Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) base in Southampton, UK on June 22. 

Posted: June 29, 2018
Two vessels on the water.

JUNE 29, 2018 — NOAA and Department of the Interior (DOI) staff met with shipping industry representatives to exchange information and discuss ways to facilitate communication and cooperation before, during and after vessel oil spills.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Mast of a vessel extending out of water with boom surrounding.

JUNE 29, 2018 — On June 19, the Marine Debris Program (MDP) presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force. This meeting was dedicated to the big and complex problem of abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs).

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