Advancements in oil spill containment prove successful 1 year later

Advancements in oil spill containment prove successful 1 year later
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An innovative sub surface oil containment and recovery system, installed in April 2019 over a damaged oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, is successfully preventing more than 1,000 gallons of oil per day from entering the environment. Scientific research and lessons learned following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have allowed the development of unique oil spill response systems...

Coast Guard commences operations to contain offshore platform oil discharge

Coast Guard commences operations to contain offshore platform oil discharge
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has partially assumed federal control of response operations to contain an oil discharge from the site of the collapsed Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC20) offshore platform 11 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Coast Guard will access the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and assume authority for containing...