No further cleanup actions recommended following survey of rocky cove near BP Whiting Refinery

No further cleanup actions recommended following survey of rocky cove near BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. — An assessment team, comprised of representatives from the Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency and BP, stated Friday that no further cleanup actions were recommended following a scheduled return visit to the BP Whiting Refinery to conduct a Determination of Clean survey. The visit was originally scheduled to take place Thursday but was postponed due to heavy rains and high...

Improved weather conditions enable cleanup operations to continue near BP refinery in Indndiana

Improved weather conditions enable cleanup operations to continue near BP refinery in Indndiana
WHITING, Ind. — Weather conditions improved overnight enabling cleanup operations and assessment activities to progress today near the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. High winds and heavy surf created unsafe conditions for contractors and assessment team personnel both Friday and Saturday, suspending activities. A Coast Guard helicopter returning from a separate mission Friday conducted an...

Weather conditions limit active cleanup operations at BP Whiting Refinery

Weather conditions limit active cleanup operations at BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. – Weather conditions and safety concerns prohibited planned submerged surveying today near the BP Whiting Refinery, site of an oil discharge earlier this week. An eight-member cleanup assessment team made up of members from the Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and BP contractors, was scheduled to conduct a comprehensive survey along the path of discharge in search...

Cleanup operations continue near area of oil discharged from BP Whiting Refinery

Cleanup operations continue near area of oil discharged from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. – Representatives from the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency continue to oversee cleanup operations following a crude oil discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery earlier this week. An assessment of yesterday’s cleanup operations found small amounts of oil on the beach and along the east shoreline of the cove. A BP cleanup crew repositioned the boom to prevent...

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. — Representatives from the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency were back on scene Wednesday to oversee cleanup operations after a crude oil discharge was reported Monday evening at the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting. Eight members of a shoreline cleanup assessment team, consisting of members of both agencies and BP, inspected the shoreline to verify presence of crude...

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery

Coast Guard, EPA respond to oil discharge in Lake Michigan from BP Whiting Refinery
WHITING, Ind. — The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are responding to the report of an oil discharge into Lake Michigan from the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. The Coast Guard received a report Monday night from watchstanders the National Response Center of a sheen from an unknown substance discharging from an outflow adjacent to the refinery. Cleanup crews work to deploy...