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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 10, 1989

Military

goes

all out

to clean oil spill

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VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) -
Military jets flew skimmers, booms,
and beach landing craft into Alaska
yesterday, and commanders issued a
Pacific-wide call for more equipment
to fight the nation's worst oil spill.
Kodiak, the nation's richest
fishing port, prepared for the
onslaught of oil by putting out log
booms, but the Coast Guard said the
leading edge of the spill, 60 miles
away, retreated a bit and began
breaking up into tar balls and
sinking.
"That's good news," said Bill
Lamoreaux, the state's on-scene
coordinator.
The tanker Exxon Valdez ran
aground on a reef near here March
2ยข, spilling 10.1 million gallons of
crude into pristine Prince William
Sound. The oil has spread into the
Gulf of Alaska and fouled some of
the many islands in the region.
On Friday, President Bush said he
would send the military to help with
the cleanup. Exxon Corp., which
has been accused of moving too
slowly to contain the spill, will

continue to provide materials,
workers, and money.
Also yesterday:
- A 40-foot gray whale was
found dead in an oil-fouled area.
Wildlife experts said they hadn't
determined whether it was the first
whale to succumb to the spill that
has already killed thousands of other
animals.
- Exxon said it was beginning
to reimburse fishers for losses from
the cancellation of the herring season
and had paid $250,000 to cover
expenses for fishing boats attacking
the spill on their own. Coast Guard
spokesperson Rick Meidt said an Air
Force general made a tour of the area
and sent a call to bases around the
Pacific to find out what was
available and what the estimated
time of arrival in Valdez would be.
The Coast Guard's Pacific
commander, Vice Adm. Clyde
Robbins, was joining the federal
effort. Other experts dispatched by
the Pentagon surveyed the cleanup,
and with the help of the military,
cleanup gear, poured into Valdez.

"C5-A after C5-A is bringing in
equipment," including skimmers,
more booms and beach landing craft
to move people to the oily
shoreline, Meidt said.
The Navy sent barges outfitted as
hotels so that when coastline
cleanup gets under way, workers will
be housed near where they are
working.
The forecast called for continued
northeast winds, which will keep the
oil moving toward Kodiak, 300
miles from the accident site. Kodiak
last year produced a fish catch worth
$166 million.
But Meidt said, "When the
helicopters go up, they're seeing
streamers a couple of miles long and
slicks that are breaking up at the
edges."
Herring boats and Coast Guard
cutters were dispatched to speed the
breakup of the spill before it reaches
Kodiak. At Seward, on the edge of a
national park, a skimmer stood ready
to protect inner bays and fish
hatcheries.

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