Columbia River Maritime Museum


Science on Tap: OSI — Oil Spill Investigators
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Released November 27, 2012

Presented by MST2 Mike Rushane, MST1Michael Mueller, USCG

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Doors open at 6:00 pm , talk at 7:00 pm
Fort George Brewery in the Lovell Building

Free to the public

Join the Columbia River Maritime Museum for our next Science on TapOSI — Oil Spill Investigators on Thursday, December 6 as USCG MST2 Mike Rushane and MST1 Mike Mueller give an overview about oil forensics, oil spill and pollution clean up, and how methods such as fingerprinting are used to identify oil spills and their source. 

When Davy Crockett, a former Navy Liberty Ship began leaking oil on the Columbia River, response efforts began immediately to contain oil and stabilize the vessel. Oil, oily water and contaminated water from the vessel’s holds and tanks were collected throughout the cleanup effort and taken off-site for analysis and proper disposal.

MST2 Mike Rushane has been with the USCG since 2006 and is now serving as a pollution responder with Sector Columbia River. MST1 Michael Mueller started his Coast Guard career in 1998 and is now in the Incident Management Division with Sector Columbia River.

Science on Tap, in partnership with Fort George Brewery, is a Columbia River Maritime Museum program introducing maritime science, history, and technology in an informal setting. This program is free and open to the public, minors are allowed with adult. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the presentation begins at 7:00 pm at Fort George Brewery - Lovell Building. Seasonal beers are on tap, food, and other beverages are available for purchase. For more information call 503-325-2323.