U.S. OIL SPILL RESPONSE FIRM OPERATIONAL BY DEADLINE

Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC), the largest U.S. offshore oil spill cleanup company, which was spawned in the wake of the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker oil spill off Alaska, has met its Aug. 18 start-up deadline. That is the date the U . S. Coast Guard has ordered companies that ship or produce oil in U.S. coastal waters to have the plans and capability for responding to major oil spills as required by the 1990 Oil Pollution Act.

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