07 Feb: Turner Measure To Encourage Double Hulled Tankers Passes Committee

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner that would encourage Delaware River refiners to agree to use double hulled tankers by July 1 passed the Senate Transportation Committee today.

“The November 26 oil spill on the Delaware river showed us just how much damage can be done to the region by a spill,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “By the time the spill was contained, over 450,000 gallons of oil poured into the Delaware, injuring or killing scores of birds and wildlife and requiring over $95 million in clean-up. If the oil had been shipped in a double hilled tanker, this environmental disaster could have been avoided.”