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Derelict Barge Grounded Near Camas Walled Off
to Protect Columbia River from Pollution

by Associated Press
The Republic, April 20, 2011

A cofferdam now surrounds the Davy Crockett, the leaky, half-sunken barge that is being dismantled and removed after dumping gallons of oil into the Columbia River. PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Coast Guard says workers have completed building an 850-foot metal wall around an old barge that had been leaking oils into the Columbia River near Camas, Wash.

The cofferdam will trap any more pollutants while crews dismantle the barge called the Davy Crockett.

The 431-foot vessel ran aground in January as the owner was trying to scrap it.

The Columbian reports the Coast Guard took over the cleanup effort, which so far has cost about $10 million

Related Pages:
Cofferdam Corrals Leaking Barge's Pollution by Staff, KPTV, 4/19/11
Columbia River Tar Balls Likely from Barge by Associated Press, Seattle Times, 3/10/11
Here is a Willful, Negligent Polluter by Editorial Board, The Daily Astorian, 2/8/11
Davy Crockett One of Many Dilapidated Vessels on the Columbia by Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 2/3/11
1,200 Gallons of Oil Recovered from Derelict Barge by Associated Press, KVAL, 1/31/11
Authorities Work to Contain Oil Sheen on Columbia near Camas by Lara Takenaga, The Oregonian, 1/27/11
Derelict Vessel's Structural Problems Complicate Cleanup by Mark Bowder, The Columbian, 1/29/11
USCG Respond to Pollution Threat from Derelict Vessel by 13th USCG District, The Maritime Executive, 1/26/11

Associated Press
Derelict Barge Grounded Near Camas Walled Off to Protect Columbia River from Pollution
The Republic, April 20, 2011

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