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Online tool aids oil-spill response

...had hit the shoreline, but when we got to these beaches, they didn't match what the database said." Because the spilled oil was most likely to come ashore between minimum and maximum tide, the oil spill response studies needed to look at the...

...badly damaged rail bed and lay new tracks before all the spilled oil was removed. Wathen calls the move a mistake that's...has been keeping up with the Alabama cleanup because spilled oil also was buried under the rebuilt railroad tracks near...
Voices of the Peninsula: New administration can make government work for Alaskans

...It's similarly difficult to find out what chemicals comprise the dispersants increasingly used to "clean-up" spilled oil. Want to know how an oil company will address a worst case scenario such as a well blow-out in Cook Inlet? Forget...
25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...Pipeline Service Co. in 1989 had 13 oil skimmers, five miles of boom and storage capacity for 220,000 gallons of spilled oil.Now, Alyeska has 108 skimmers, 49 miles of boom and on-water storage capacity of almost 38 million gallons. North...

...Under the Clean Water Act, a polluter can be forced to pay a maximum of either $1,100 or $4,300 per barrel of spilled oil. The higher maximum applies if the company is found grossly negligent, as the government argues BP should be. But...
Lessons we already knew

...should serve as a stark reminder to Alaskans just how vulnerable our fisheries and the families they support are to spilled oil. Alaska is no stranger to such events. Cook Inlet, which supports one of the state's premier commercial and sport...
Another glitch for Chukchi Sea offshore exploration

...If the government develops these scenarios on a reasonable basis, I don't see how you get to large amounts of spilled oil (like happened in the Gulf). I'm sure it will be a point of discussion, however." Smith said he hopes the government...
Study finds oil cleanup efforts in icy waters ineffective

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A state report completed this week details BP's inability to mop up spilled oil in slushy water off the Arctic Coast. Officials with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said the final multi-agency...
Heating oil spill reported at Nulato school

...maintenance workers discovered the spill Sunday and reported it to the DEC the same day. Cleanup began Tuesday. The spilled oil has saturated the gravel by the storage tanks and flowed into melt water, according to the DEC. The agency said the...
Supreme Court slashes Valdez damage award

...fuel. It's kind of funny, getting oil spill money to purchase fuel. It's crazy." Kvasnikoff said images of the spilled oil and what it did still haunt villagers. "People will continue to go out and do subsistence harvesting, but in the...


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