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Oil spill


Sinking Tug Boat Near Richmond Causes Oil Spill In SF Bay

Officials responding to the scene found a black discharge coming from the tug and surrounded it with three layers of a 22-inch hard boom to contain the pollution.


The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

$32 Million Of Cosco Busan Settlement Will Go Toward Restoration

Attendees at the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference welcomed the news that $32 million of the Cosco Busan settlement will go towards various restoration projects from the 2007 oil spill.


The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Officials Reach Settlement Over SF Bay Oil Spill Cleanup

Federal and state officials say they’ve reached a settlement for the cleanup costs in the 2007 San Francisco Bay oil spill.


The scene of the Lake Merritt fuel slick (Doug Sovern)

Diesel Fuel Covers Parts Of Oakland’s Lake Merritt

Diesel fuel spilling through Oakland’s Lake Merritt storm drains has covered acres of the lake Tuesday afternoon, a fire battalion chief said.


A worker sifts through sand looking for balls of oil on the beach at Aquatic Park after the Cosco Busan oil spill in November, 2007. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oil Sheen Vanishes At San Francisco’s Aquatic Park

The U.S. Coast Guard responded Tuesday to a report of an oil slick at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park.

CBS San Francisco–04/19/2011

Conoco Oil Refinery, Rodeo (AP)

Small Leak Cleaned Up At Rodeo Refinery

A small oil leak at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Rodeo on Sunday has been cleaned up and no off-site impact was reported, refinery spokesman Mark Hughes said Monday.

CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011

The Cosco Busan appears with a large gash on its side after colliding with a Bay Bridge tower in 2007. (CBS)

Firms Settle On Payment To Fishermen Hurt By ’07 Cosco Busan Spill

Two international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco’s commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.


The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen in the San Francisco Bay (U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Cutter Arrives In San Francisco After Gulf Cleanup Mission

The sun beamed across a clear blue sky and a marching band played as the Coast Guard cutter Aspen docked on Yerba Buena Island, five months after it was dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to help clean up the BP spill.



Coast Guard Contains Oil Leak From Boat Near Antioch

ANTIOCH (AP) – The Coast Guard says it has contained an oil leak that spilled up to 800 gallons of diesel in the water off Antioch. Personnel from the Coast Guard and the California Department […]

CBS San Francisco–11/04/2010

Meeting to Determine Oil Spill Cleanup

State wildlife officials have banned fishing along a two-and-a-half mile stretch of the Petaluma River because of an oil spill Monday.