Cosco Busan Audio Files – San Francisco Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Stern

Coast Guard Photo By CWO Scott Epeprson

I thought I would list a few podcasts, interviews and audio files that relate to the Cosco Busan Incident and the resultant oil spill in San Francisco Bay. If you find any more of interest please leave a comment with link below.

Our first file (click on the player below) is a very informative hour long discussion I heard on the radio earlier today. It is from KQED’s Forum and is nationaly syndicated by NPR. (Direct Link)

USCG Official Interviewing By Cosco Busan

With a criminal probe now launched by the U.S. attorney in San Francisco into Wednesday’s crash of the container ship Cosco Busan, Forum looks at whether oil spills are preventable.
Host: Michael Krasny
Guests:

Debbie Hersman, board member of the National Transportation Safety Board
Paul Rogers, resources and environment writer with the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of QUEST, KQED’s weekly science and environment program
Rear Admiral Craig Bone, the U.S. Coast Guard’s top official in California; and George Miller, Democratic congressman from California’s Seventh District.
Robert Bea, professor of civil engineering at the University of California at Berkeley

First is the audio file from the US Coast Guard Commandant , Admiral Thad Allen’s meeting with the San Francisco Chronicle. (Direct Link)

Admiral Thad Allen Cosco Busan Press Conference

Coast Guard talks with Chronicle

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen and Rear Adm. Craig Bone spoke to The Chronicle Monday morning about the oil spill and the Coast Guard’s response time to the incident. Here’s what they had to say:

Also see our related post History’s 10 Most Famous Oil Spills.