MAY 22, 2015--On May 19, 2015, NOAA was notified of a 24-inch pipeline rupture that occurred earlier in the day near Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, California. A reported 500 barrels (21,000 gallons) of crude oil flowed from the shore side of Highway 101 into the Pacific Ocean. The source was secured.
Articles from May 22, 2015
On May 21, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska, NOAA participated in a Worst Case Discharge oil spill drill with Shell.
MAY 22, 2015--On May 15, 2015, the Ocean Summit on Marine Debris at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, showcased an impressive list of speakers who brought attention to the issue of marine debris. The Ocean Summit was hosted by Professor Dennis Nixon, Rhode Island Sea Grant Director, and speakers included Bjӧrn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the USA; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse; Dr. Sandra Whitehouse, senior policy advisor for Ocean Conservancy; Catherine Novelli, Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, U.S. State Department; Dr.
MAY 22, 2015--On May 19-21, 2015, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division participated in the twelfth International Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference , in Anchorage Alaska.
MAY 22, 2015--From May 12 through 14, 2015, OR&R Emergency Response Division personnel presented Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Training at the Hudson River National Education Research Reserve at Norrie Point, New York.
This course outlined methods for conducting shoreline assessments and incorporating the results into the decision-making process for shoreline cleanup at oil spills. It also provided methods you can use to plan and conduct shoreline assessment after an oil spill.
MAY 22, 2015--The Maine/New Hampshire Area Committee hosted its 18th annual Oil Spill Seminar on May 13, 2015, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This year’s topic was “NRDA for Responders.”