Coast Guard completes phase 1 cleanup of 7 vessels on Columbia River

Coast Guard completes phase 1 cleanup of 7 vessels on Columbia River
A contractor from National Response Corporation Environmental Services prepares to remove barrels of hazardous materials from a derelict vessel located at a submerged-land site on the Columbia River near Goble, Ore., June 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Kevin Ouyoumjian. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Coast Guard and its contractor completed the first phase of the cleanup of...

Coast Guard continues to work with partner agencies on East River response

Coast Guard continues to work with partner agencies on East River response
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard continues to work with Con Edison and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to respond to the effects of the Brooklyn dielectric oil spill Sunday. Coast Guard specialists continue to monitor the affected areas by performing over flights to visually observe any oil sheen in the river and by further sampling the waters for contaminants. Water samples...

Low levels of PCB detected in oil samples taken from derelict vessel near Camas, Wash.

The 431-foot barge, Davy Crocket, sits aground on the northern bank of the Columbia River near Camas, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Photo by the Washington State Department of Ecology PORTLAND, Ore. — Follow up tests of oil samples taken from a 431-foot derelict vessel, Davy Crockett, have detected low levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Washington State Dept. of Ecology received reports...