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Senate Panel To Probe Oil Spill Threats

Law360 (December 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- With several lawmakers up in arms over the safety of cargo ships, a U.S. Senate subcommittee is slated to hold a hearing on oil spills from non-tank vessels in the wake of a massive oil slick caused by a container ship that crashed into San Francisco's Bay Bridge last month.

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation said Tuesday that an Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard subcommittee hearing will take place on Dec. 18 to address the threats, risks and vulnerabilities posed by large...
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