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    Coast Guard Conducts Successful Oil Spill Test Burn on Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay

    Coast Guard Conducts Successful Oil Spill Test Burn on Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay

    Photo By Lt. Charles Clark | In-situ test burn in progress with members of the fire safety team, MK1 Darrel Boyles...... read more read more

    MOBILE, AL, UNITED STATES

    10.03.2018

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    U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center

    The Coast Guard Research and Development Center conducted a successful test burn of oil using the purpose-built burn pan on Little Sand Island in Mobile Bay during the week of Sept. 17, 2018.

    Controlled, pre-planned burns conducted using the Joint Maritime Test Facility allow researchers to gather critical data to help oil spill responders determine best practices for operational use of in-situ burning, develop new equipment with procedures, and to refine training of response personnel.

    The use of in-situ burning of oil was successful as a response option during Deepwater Horizon and helped to reduce environmental impacts on the marine environment. This strategy can be an effective solution when responding to oil spills in the open ocean and marshes.

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    Date Taken: 10.03.2018
    Date Posted: 10.04.2018 14:20
    Story ID: 295420
    Location: MOBILE, AL, US

    Web Views: 164
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