Search continues for source of Potomac River oil sheen

Search continues for source of Potomac River oil sheen
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues its search for the source of oil sheens Saturday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. “Responders have been on scene since daybreak and noticed the sheens have mostly...

Unified Command responds to Potomac River oil sheen

Unified Command responds to Potomac River oil sheen
Dan Rauch, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Energy and Environment, observes an oiled duck at Constitution Gardens in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Laurel Siegrist) BALTIMORE — The Unified Command continues to respond to reports of oil sheens Friday in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia. Containment boom and sorbent sweeps...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Potomac River sheen

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Potomac River sheen
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to reports of oil sheens in the Potomac River near Arlington, Virginia, and extending south approximately eight miles. The first report of the rainbow-colored sheen came at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by additional reports attributed to the same sheen. Preliminary investigation has identified a potential discharge from...

Coast Guard receives approval to remove sunken vessel in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard receives approval to remove sunken vessel in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard received approval for removal and destruction of tugboat Challenger under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWCPA). An incident command will be established and operations will begin Monday, Feb. 1, to manage the removal of the tugboat that sank in Juneau’s Gastineau Channel Sept. 12, 2015. The operation could take weeks to complete. “Our highest priorities...

Coast Guard conducts surprise oil spill exercise on the Hudson River

Coast Guard conducts surprise oil spill exercise on the Hudson River
NEW YORK – The United States Coast Guard and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are conducting an oil spill exercise today at Global Companies, Albany Terminal. The exercise is both unannounced and routine. It is a full-scale exercise that will include the deployment of oil recovery equipment such as absorbent boom in the vicinity of Global facilities on the Hudson River....

Coast Guard announces revision of chemical dispersant use for oil spill responses in Alaska

Coast Guard announces revision of chemical dispersant use for oil spill responses in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard, a co-chair of the Alaska Regional Response Team (ARRT), in coordination with four other signatory agencies announced the new policy for the Dispersant Use Plan For Alaska, Wednesday in Anchorage. The new policy is more inclusive, comprehensive, and conservative and includes a preauthorization area with a more protective protocol for use of chemical dispersant during...

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue response to Schuylkill River oil spill

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue response to Schuylkill River oil spill
Approximately 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 2016. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and numerous partner agencies are responding. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Oyler) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to a diesel fuel spill Thursday in the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of...

Philadelphia oil spill cleanup operations underway

Philadelphia oil spill cleanup operations underway
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to a diesel fuel spill Tuesday in the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of Market Street in Philadelphia. Miller Environmental Group Inc., an oil spill response organization, conducted cleanup operations Tuesday resulting in 338 gallons of diesel fuel being recovered. It was reported Monday that a sensor malfunction on...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Schuylkill River oil spill

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Schuylkill River oil spill
Approximately 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Oyler) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a diesel fuel spill Monday in the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of Market Street in Philadelphia. A sensor malfunction on an emergency generator at a CenturyLink...