Countermeasures on Water

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Program three of Oil Spill Response is "Countermeasures On Water." This film studies the factors that challenge responders to water spills, including weather, wind, sea conditions, and currents. It examines how oil weathers when spilled on water, and what factors affect the weathering rate. Resources for enlisting aid are outlined, and the importance of tracking spills in order to predict ecological impact is stressed. Managing the response effort is outlined, and countermeasures discussed in depth, including booms and barriers, skimming, herding, absorbents, in situ burning, chemical treatment (dispersants and gelling agents), and bioremediation. Other topics covered include basic safety precautions for emergency responders, and dealing with contaminated wildlife. 28 minutes

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