Exxon Oil Spill: Edumacational

[Exxon] has been working hard since 1979 to remediate the site. This information offers a greater understanding of the area, its history, the technology used in remediation, and the progress being made.

Just what Greenpoint needs, a lesson on the technology used in remediation. And there’s nothing like (slooowly) scooping out millions of gallons of spilled oil to help you understand the history of an area.

In September of 1978 the United States Coast Guard on a routine patrol discovered a light sheen on the surface of Newtown Creek…

Yes, “oil slick” is such an ugly phrase – it sounds so much nicer when you say “light sheen”, doesn’t it?