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SDWF prepare oil response plan for Shannon Estuary

The Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation have prepared an Oil Spill Response Plan in the advent of an oil spill in the estuary. The plan is a guideline for what to do in the case of an oil spill in the Shannon Estuary. It includes:

- the roles and responsibilities of the leading authority and other involved parties, including a contact list.

- the different categories of an incident including a diagram of how to deal with these different categories.

- short explanation of the new and improved GIS-system for tracking oil spills and

- how to deal with those in an oil spill.

We also carry out a brief review of the effects of the BP oil spill on dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.

This was prepared by Lonneke IJsseldijk, and is part of an overall plan prepared by Shannon Foynes Port Company and SDWF is grateful to Hugh Conlon of the Shannon Foynes Port Company for facilitate the SDWF involvement in the Shannon Estuary Oil Pollution Response Plan.

A copy of the plan can be downloaded from Download document

 


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