New project to review rapidly deployable oil spill boom systems

The council is beginning a review of oil spill containment boom technology that could be used in Port Valdez to deflect or contain crude oil spilled from the Valdez Marine Terminal. The council is specifically looking at options that are: Capable of rapid deployment Are either currently installed at a coastal crude oil transfer facility, or available for use at such a facility Can perform in weather and sea conditions that exist in Port Valdez, Alaska The results of this analysis would help the council recommend the best oil spill boom for use near the Valdez Marine Terminal to reduce the risk of environmental harm caused by an oil spill. Print PDF … Continue reading

Funds available for educational projects related to our mission

The council works to educate Exxon Valdez region youth about the environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska terminal and associated tankers. Working with area youth is vital to fight complacency that can arise if new generations of citizens are not continually reminded of the need for ongoing oil spill prevention. To support this effort, the council is inviting proposals for facilitating learning experiences with Exxon Valdez oil spill region youth. Update: The deadline for proposals has passed. There are two deadlines each year to submit proposals for funding. Please contact the council’s Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock at 907.273.6235 for the next deadline. You may also subscribe to our email list for new Requests for Proposals to receive notifications when new requests for proposals such as the Youth Involvement project are issued by the council.   Print PDF … Continue reading