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ERIC Number: EJ925894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Cleaning up: Colleges Do Their Part to Revitalize the Gulf
Violino, Bob
Community College Journal, v81 n5 p44-48 Apr-May 2011
When the deepwater horizon offshore oil drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, 11 crewmen were killed; the accident led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Forty workers on the rig managed to escape the catastrophe, thanks largely to a safety-training program they had taken at community colleges in the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS). Nearly a year later, LCTCS and other area community colleges play a key role not only in assisting in the massive cleanup effort, but also in containing and preventing future disasters. In this article, the author highlights the extraordinary efforts of LCTCS and other area colleges to restore the environment and train workers in the prevention of future disasters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; United States