Latest Cosco Busan oil spill Stories
In a study published today in the scientific journal PNAS, NOAA scientists and their collaborators reported Pacific herring embryos in shallow waters died in unexpectedly high numbers following an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and suggest an interaction between sunlight and the chemicals in oil might be responsible.
The Department of the Interior, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the co-trustees for natural resources affected by the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill announced today they have started the injury assessment and restoration planning phase of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, a legal process to determine the type and amount of restoration needed to compensate the public for harm to natural resources and their human uses as a result of the spill.
LOS ANGELES, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger today launched the first-in-the-nation Disaster Corps to professionalize, standardize and coordinate highly trained disaster volunteers statewide.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fleet Management Ltd. was ordered to pay $10 million today for its role in causing the Cosco Busan oil discharge and a subsequent cover-up after the ship struck the San Francisco Bay Bridge in November 2007, the Justice Department announced.
Fleet Mgt. Ltd. Agrees to Pay $10 Million for Pollution and Obstruction Crimes WASHINGTON, Aug.
Pilot Sentenced to Serve 10 Months in Federal PrisonWASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, the pilot who caused the Cosco Busan, a 900-foot long container ship, to collide with the San Francisco Bay Bridge and discharge approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay, was today sentenced to serve 10 months in federal prison by U.S.
WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Joseph Cota, a California ship pilot, pleaded guilty today to negligently causing the discharge of approximately 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay in violation of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, a law enacted in the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster.
By Paul Rogers Nearly a year after a Chinese freighter collided with the Bay Bridge, dumping more than 50,000 gallons of bunker fuel into San Francisco Bay, Bay Area lawmakers have succeeded in passing the most sweeping oil spill reforms in California since the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989.
By Jennifer Upshaw, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 24--Trainees from two-dozen federal, state and local agencies converged Thursday at the mouth of Bolinas Lagoon to test oil spill skills as they prepared for the next disaster.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. _ Federal prosecutors charged the shipping company that employed the crew of the Cosco Busan with falsifying documents to cover up its negligence in the November spill that poured more than 50,000 gallons of heavy fuel into the Bay.
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