TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster, the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to update their National Contingency Plan.
The last time the plan was revised was in 1994 after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The plan encompasses well known acts such as the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act.
We were joined this morning on Sunrise by Dr. Riki Ott, a marine biologist and toxicologist, explaining that the National Contingency Plan is the United States response to past oil related disasters. You can watch the full interview below:
Dr. Ott spoke about the plan last night at FSU, but you have one more chance to hear her speak in person at the Midtown Pass, tonight, Thursday June 5, at 5:30pm.