Spill Response Drill at Valdez Oil Terminal

"Spill response crews practiced dealing with a simulated 90,000 barrel spill during crude oil loading at the Valdez terminal." (Photo Credit: US NAVY)

“Spill response crews practiced dealing with a simulated 90,000 barrel spill during crude oil loading at the Valdez terminal.” – Tim Bradner | Homer News (Photo Credit: US NAVY)

I would be willing to bet there is not a better prepared community to respond to an accidental oil spill or release of regulated material, than the community surrounding the Valdez Terminal in the Gulf of Alaska.

After the oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Alaska in 1989, “state laws passed requiring oil shippers to be able to contain and clean up a worst-case scenario in 72 hours.”

It’s an impressive story about incident command and spill response coordination. Read the story here.

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