A fuel spill of less than 15 gallons halted the Edmonds-Kingston ferries for six hours Monday morning, because officials feared boat movement would churn the diesel. Fuel was being transferred between tanks in the ferry Walla Walla, docked at Kingston, when the crew discovered the spill. The Coast Guard received a report of the spill at about…More
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The owner of an old Liberty ship that sank and spilled oil in the Columbia River during an illegal salvage operation will be fined $405,000 by the state Department of Ecology. The spill prompted a 10-month cleanup and removal project, which cost taxpayers $22 million in federal funds. The state spent an additional $680,000 on the…More
The Associated Press KODIAK, Alaska — A settlement fund set up to pay plaintiffs from lawsuits stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill still has about $1 million left to disperse. KMXT reports about 900 people haven’t claimed money from the Exxon Qualified Settlement Fund. Plaintiffs’ attorney Dave Oesting of Anchorage says there will be one last…More
A derelict fishing vessel that sank in Penn Cove on May 13 “poked briefly out of the water” Friday afternoon after divers made progress in hauling it out of the silt at the bottom of the cove. Workers used a floating crane to life the bow, allowing divers to set cables and chains under the center of the hull, the…More
The Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound in the middle-of-the-night in a collision with Bligh Reef on Good Friday, March 24, 1989 – the worst oil spill in U.S. history. And now, it’s going to be torn apart for scrap. The Dallas Morning News has the story: Former Exxon Valdez, now…More