MAY 4, 2018 — Some of the critical tasks following an oil discharge are evaluating shoreline impacts and recommending cleanup methods.
Articles from May 4, 2018
MAY 4, 2018 — In mid-April, OR&R scientists, in collaboration with multiple internal and external partners, completed the field component of a major study to help determine the impacts to Endangered Species Act-listed juvenile Chinook salmon from exposure to contaminants as they out-migrate through the Portland Harbor Superfund Site via the Willamette River.
MAY 4, 2018 — An industry-led oil spill drill was held the week of April 30 in El Segundo, California, involving the hypothetical collision of a passing vessel with a Chevron oil tanker while it off-loaded crude oil from the offshore marine terminal to the nearby Chevron refinery.
MAY 4, 2018 — The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin entered final consent decrees on April 17, 2018 announcing three settlements, with three separate companies, in excess of $4.5 million for natural resource damages at the Sheboygan River and Harbor Superfund site.
MAY 4, 2018 — The week of April 28, OR&R scientists along with representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard, travelled out into the Northern Gulf of Mexico to advance our ability to characterize floating oil, which is critical for the OR&R spill response and assessment missions.
MAY 4, 2018 — During the week of April 25, OR&R’s Scientific Support Coordinator for the Pacific Islands and NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Response Program staff participated in the Hanini Response Preparedness Exercise Program (PREP) 2018 Full-Scale Exercise held in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.
MAY 4, 2018 — The Effects of Oil on Wildlife (EOW) Conference is the only global meeting that focuses on the planning, response, rehabilitation, and research aspects of oil spills and their impacts to wildlife species.