Four Oregon companies help clean the Gulf

Four Oregon companies are helping to clean up the Gulf after the Deep Horizon oil spill began on April 21.

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Four Oregon companies are providing laborers, project management, response barges and other equipment to help clean up the aftermath of the Deep Horizon spill in the Gulf.

BELFOR Environmental Services, NWFF Environmental, Shaw Environmental and National Response Corporation Environmental Services all have offices in Oregon and are all involved in the cleanup effort.

“The Gulf has tremendous capacity for clean up in of its own,” [senior response manager for BELFOR] John Peterson explained, saying companies that provide cleanup services often site in areas where spills are likely. Many such companies are located in the Gulf area, he said.

The magnitude of the BP spill, however, has overwhelmed the large number of local contractors already prepared for cleanup work, allowing companies like BELFOR to move in.

Read the full story at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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