Oil Spill Response: Countermeasures on Water DVD


About Countermeasures on Water

* The factors that challenge responders to water spills, including weather, wind, sea conditions, and currents.
* How oil weathers when spilled on water
* Resources for enlisting aid
* Tracking spills to predict ecological impact
* Managing the response effort
* Countermeasures, including booms and barriers, skimming, herding, absorbents, in situ burning, chemical treatment (dispersants and gelling agents), and bioremediation
* Safety precautions
* Dealing with contaminated wildlife.

(28 minutes)


Item #: CW9401

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