Recent reports document that Oregon’s Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI) Hub could release between 94 million and 193 million gallons of petroleum materials, with between 40 million to 82 million gallons going into the Willamette River. https://www.multco.us/sustainability/cei-hub-seismic-risk-analysis
I interviewed Gary Shigenaka, retired Marine Biologist with NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, about his experience working on the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, then the largest in US history at 10.8 million gallons.
We met at Cathedral Park in Portland on March 11, 2023, the 12th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, to talk about his professional observations on what might be expected here from the CEI Hub for the scale and scope of the Spill, Response, and Recovery.
Gary was the author of NOAA’s 25-year anniversary report on the Exxon Valdez spill:
NOAA Infographic on 25-year Exxon Valdez timeline of habitat recovery:
My 3/13/2023 radio interview on KBOO’s Locus Focus with Barbara Bernstein: