July 30, 1991 |
More than 400 birds, including two bald eagles, and three sea otters were mired in oil Monday as Canadian authorities commissioned a submarine to see if the leak from a sunken Japanese ship could be controlled. The birds, mostly murres, were recovered by rescue workers; 139 of them were dead, but the bald eagles and 302 others survived and may be saved.
July 29, 1991 |
Cleanup crews scrambled to a contaminated beach in Olympic National Park as oil from a sunken Japanese ship continued to slosh ashore, threatening thousands of sea birds and mammals. Globs of oil mixed with kelp began washing ashore four days after the Tenyo Maru collided with another ship and sank off Washington's northwest tip.
July 28, 1991 |
Waves of frothy oil from a sunken Japanese fishing vessel have begun washing ashore on some of America's most pristine shores, threatening sea otters and tens of thousands of birds, Coast Guard officials said Saturday. More than a dozen oil-drenched birds, both dead and alive, have been found on beaches, said state Department of Wildlife spokesman Doug Zimmer. "They're so coated," Lorraine Durick, a volunteer with the Wild Animal Clinic of Monroe told the Seattle Times. "This stuff is like glue.
February 24, 1991 |
Crews on land and at sea worked Saturday to clean up nearly 50,000 gallons of crude oil that spilled onto the ground and into Fidalgo Bay after the blowout of a pump at a refinery. The spilled oil flowed along railroad tracks a few hundred yards and through a culvert, said Lee Reagin, the Texaco refinery's supervisor of human resources. The Coast Guard reported about 3,100 gallons entered Fidalgo Bay, about 80 miles north of Seattle.