Clare County Council is a member of the Shannon Estuary Anti-Pollution Team (SEA-PT) consortium based at Foynes Harbour. Other members include local authorities and private industries or bodies with vested interest in the Shannon Estuary. A committee comprising of members of SEA-PT was formed whose purpose is to provide a unified response to oil pollution in the Shannon Estuary and nearby coast. A large reserve of equipment at Foyes and guaranteed assistance from the Irish Coast Guard ensures an organised response in the unfortunate event of a major oil spill based on current information at the time regarding wind speed and direction, tides, time and location of the spill and the composition of the oil product.
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