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Oil spill

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.

Page last reviewed: 22/02/10

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