2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 14:38:24 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUEL: Mugu Lagoon (CA) jet crash
Jet fuel contained after tanker crashes at Mugu

By Andrea Howry
Ventura County Star
June 1, 2011

Quick response by a team of Navy, Coast Guard and California Department of Fish & Game oil-spill experts kept jet fuel from leaking into wetlands that are home to several endangered species after an aerial refueling tanker carrying more than 25,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed at the edge of Mugu Lagoon on takeoff.

A Unified Command Response Team rushed to the site of the May 18 crash of the Boeing 707 tanker at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Several environmental experts arrived within half an hour of the 5:25 p.m. crash.

As soon as emergency response crews allowed them into the vicinity - which was extremely hot and smoky given the burning jet fuel - they began to assess the situation and determine an appropriate response. Culverts were closed to prevent lagoon water from flushing the site and potentially carrying jet fuel into the wetlands.


For the entire article, see
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/jun/01/jet-fuel-contained-after- tanker-crashes-at-mugu/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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