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Hurricane Katrina – Oil Pollution Response

September 19, 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release updating the response to oil pollution incidents in the Sector New Orleans area of responsibility resulting from Hurricane Katrina. There have been four major spills (over 100,000 gallons); five medium spills (10,000 to 100,000 gallons); and approximately 35 minor spills. The response teams include federal, state, and local government representatives, as well as the private sector. The Coast Guard also released a Photo-Diagram showing the locations of the larger oil spills. Another Press Release summarized pollution response efforts in the Sector Mobile area of responsibility. Source: HK Law


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