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DHS Tests Robot for Tracking Oil Spills Under Arctic Ice

By DHS S&T News 2018-12-14 17:39:39

As ice recedes and maritime activity increases in the Arctic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for incidents involving oil and hazardous materials in U.S. Arctic waters. As the lead agency to plan for and respond to environmental threats under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency, the Coast Guard is addressing major challenges in spill response - including information-gathering.  “Because of ice coverage and the tyranny of distance, it is difficult to get resources and assets...

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