A Forgotten Hero’s Shipwreck Imperils Washington’s Oysters – Earthfix

A slow moving ecological disaster is happening in Willapa Bay. While crews work to do what they can, our underfunded state budget for derelict vessel removal is unable to mount the funds necessary to do a quick removal. Can the Governor step in with a one time funding?

Global Diving and Salvage, a Seattle-based company contracted by the state of Washington, has been helping with daily cleanup. Workers are using booms in the water and absorbent pads to soak up the materials. So far, they’ve removed about 1000 gallons of oily water and more than 60 gallons of diesel fuel and petroleum.


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