DVD Countermeasures on Water



Countermeasures on Water is part of the Oil Spill Response Series. Available separately or as a part of the series.

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