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Response Activities for Tar Ball Pollution from the 'Hebei Spirit' Oil Spill in the Southwestern Sea of Korea (서남해역에서 허베이스피리트호 원유유출 사고에 의해 생성된 타르볼 방제작업)

  • Cho, Hyun-Jin;Kim, Jeong-Yeop;Yang, Mun-Chul;Seo, Kang-Ryul;Min, Nam-Gi;Im, Sung-Huk;Jeon, Sung-Gun;Kim, Hee-Sik;Kim, Young-Hwa;Kim, Gi-Hun;Chang, Sun-Hee
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Marine Environment & Energy
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    • v.12 no.4
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    • pp.279-283
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    • 2009
  • Approximately 12,547 kL of oil from the tanker 'Hebei Spirit' released into the western sea of Korea, which subsequently reached and covered extensive areas of the western coastlines of Korea. In the following days great numbers of tar balls hit the southwestern coast. Three different cleanup methods were used to mediate the southwestern coastline tar ball pollution by Korea Coast Guard (KCG) net setting, manual pick up, and sweeping them up. Net setting was useful in protecting coastlines from being hit by tar balls. The cold weather in winter conditions helped the tar ball response efforts because it caused them to harden, allowing them to be swept up from beaches and to be gathered up by hand.

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Response of Tarball entering the South-Western Sea by HEBEI SPIRIT Oil Spill (HEBEI SPIRIT호 기름유출사고에 의한 서남해안 유입 타르볼의 방제)

  • Oh, Jung-Woo;Cho, Hyun-Jin;Kim, Du-Ho;Na, Eun-Young;Jang, Myoung-Gil;Hwang, Sung-Hun;Shin, Jae-Gil
    • Proceedings of KOSOMES biannual meeting
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    • pp.121-124
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    • 2008
  • Tarballs formed by HEBEI SPIRIT oil spill observed in the south-western sea of Korea from December 27 2007. The tarballs were removed by the response party, which Korea Coast Guard became a center of organization. The amounts of removing tarballs form the sea and the coast were 0.345 tons and 1,739 tons, respectively. The number of persons, in order to remove the tar balls from the south-western sea of Korea, counted about 97,000 persons, including 25,000 volunteers. In this paper, we introduced the response methods of tarballs entering into the south-western sea of Korea such as a landing net, meshes and so on.

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