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Countermeasures on Water DVD

Runtime: 28 minutes

Oil spill clean-up training for spills that occur on water. Studies all types of countermeasures.

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Countermeasures on Water DVD video training film is Part 3 of the Oil Spill Response Series.

The program studies the factors that challenge responders to address water spills, including weather, wind, sea conditions, and currents.

Topics covered include:
  • How oil weathers when spilled on water
  • Resources for enlisting aid
  • Tracking spills to predict ecological impact
  • Managing the response effort
  • Countermeasures, including booms and barriers, skimming, herding, absorbents, in situ burning, chemical treatment (dispersant and gelling agents), and bio-remediation
  • Safety precautions
  • Dealing with contaminated wildlife

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