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First oil spill response drill planned near Nome

NOME (AP) - An oil spill response drill is set to take place at Port Clarence northwest of Nome on Wednesday in a region where industrial projects are proposed.Spill response company Alaska Chadux is among those participating in the exercise...
New portal provides digital look at Alaska's coast

...wind speed, wave flow, and weather conditions, all of which contribute to how CIRCAC would make decisions during a spill response, Saupe said. Saupe said previously CIRCAC would have to gather paper maps and hard copy reports and piece together...

...It's been operating there for decades and operating safely," she said.The U.S. Coast Guard has conducted spill-response exercises in the straits the past three years. Some have taken place in winter to test technology for tracing oil...
25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...Sound Regional Cizens Advisory Council and a former Coast Guard officer.When the tanker ran aground, for instance, spill response equipment was buried under snow. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in 1989 had 13 oil skimmers, five miles of boom and...
Asleep at the wheel

...action - until it was too late to prevent disaster. Spill response was late, crazy, and ineffective. Our waters and...negligence, or lack of oversight by government authority. Spill response is typically botched but you can't clean up a big...
Voices of Alaska: Measure would preserve spill response, prevention efforts

...recent anniversary reminds Alaskans, and the world, of the importance of oil spill prevention and need to improve oil spill response. Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council has worked hard since the spill to ensure that prevention...
Video surveillance may be on the way for Kenai dipnetters

...agreement we have in place is that the cameras can also be utilized for emergency response and that would include oil spill response," Catalano said. "If there's something in the area that the cameras would prove to be useful for the unified...
Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

...largely ineffective for a manned aircraft. Additionally, the UAF crew has used the little fliers to monitor oil spill response drills run by Chevron in at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.The experience of the UAF staff was a "major...

...deserved "recognition, not condemnation" for its spill response efforts.The federal judge presiding over the case...restoration efforts, including more than $14 billion on spill response and cleanup costs and more than $11 billion to compensate...
Team finds options to reduce marine oil spills

...for what happens during an oil spill response have been combined into a unified...regulations requiring non-tank vessel spill response plans.Robertson said the Coast...Seek continuous improvements in spill response equipment appropriate for Cook...


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