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Oil Spill Response

Oil Spill Response

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12/02/2010

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S
TAFF
P
RESENTATION TO THE
C
OMMISSION
:
O
IL
S
PILL
R
ESPONSE
December 2, 2010
 
S
CALE OF THE
R
ESPONSE
The Spill:
4.1 million barrels of oil released into theGulf (current government estimate)
87 days of oil flowing
Oiling of coastline continues to the present
Admiral Allen meets with Garret Graves, Chairman of the State of Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, andPlaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. Source: U.S. CoastGuard.Responders conduct controlled burns during favorable weather.Source: U.S. Coast Guard.
The Response:
Over45,000 people responding
Over 6,000 vessels involved
Over88,000 sq. miles closed to fishing
Over 10 million feet of boom deployed
Over 1 million gallons of dispersants applied
 
I
SSUES
C
ONSIDERED
Industry and Government Preparedness
Adequacy of Plans for a Spill of National Significance
State and Local Involvement
State of Response Technology
Dispersants
Research and Development since
Exxon Valdez
Coast Guard responders collect a skimming system from a vesselof opportunity. Source: U.S. Coast Guard.Oil in the Gulf. Source: U.S. Coast Guard.

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