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View Full Version : NOAA & U.S. Coast Guard Map Long Island Shore to Prepare for Spills


NOAA Reporter
06-19-2007, 07:13 AM
NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, are partnering to produce an updated survey of Long Island's coastal shorelines to help officials develop hazardous spill response plans for areas at high risk. Long Island is at risk of oil releases due to the sheer volume of oil-related activities and shipping in its coastal waters that are associated with a large offshore oil platform, off-shore lightering operations, bulk fuel storage facilities, pipelines, and a commercial power plant.

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