Alaska Trains for Spill Response

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

The 2010 Prince William Sound oil spill prevention drill wrapped up Thursday near Valdez. The state Department of Environmental Conservation conducts spill response drills annually, and industry tanker companies are required to conduct drills every three  years. This exercise was a multi-agency effort between DEC, the Coast Guard and SeaRiver Maritime, the tanker subsidiary of Exxon Mobile.

Mosley says about 200 people participated in the exercise that simulated a collision between two vessels that triggers a spill.

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