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November 30, 2008

More on the Cosco Busan oil spill

Paul Rogers of the San Jose Mercury News has an excellent one year update on the Cosco Busan oil spill on San Francisco Bay. The spill in November 2007 left thousands of birds dead after 50,000 gallons of bunker fuel spewed out into the bay.

…The eerie rainbow sheen is long gone from the water. The damaged ship has changed its name, sailed away and hasn’t returned since. All 69 miles of fouled beaches are cleaned…

Of note from the article:

• To date, the cleanup and legal claims total $90 million.
• Tests on herring eggs have shown developmental abnormalities
• The ship had its name changed to “Hanjin Cairo”

Read more here