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Image : Popular Way to Assess Oil Spills Can Be Misused

Location: San Francisco Bay
Date: November 7, 2007

Lat./Long.:  37°48'29.30"N, 122°23'8.06"W
Material spilled: Bunker fuel
Amount spilled: approx. 53,500 gallons
Spill extent: 150 sq. miles; 26 miles of shoreline

The M/V Cosco Busan oil spill killed wildlife and closed beaches, but officials also had to assess whether oil had sunk into ocean sediments that were dredged for use in a tidal wetlands restoration project. (Photo courtesy of NOAA)


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