AMOCO JOINS IN POLLUTION CONTROL

AMOCO JOINS IN POLLUTION CONTROL

Amoco Oil Co. of Chicago and Marine Pollution Control of Detroit have teamed up to provide Michigan and surrounding waters with a stronger level of oil pollution protection, the companies said.

The two firms have positioned oil spill response equipment - spill containment barriers, oil absorbent materials and supporting equipment - in Bay City, Escanaba, Cheboygan and Muskegon.The locations are Amoco Oil distribution terminals; the equipment was provided by MPC.

"We are pleased to make this commitment to respond as quickly and effectively as possible to spills in Michigan and nearby areas," said David Usher, MPC president.

"Amoco is pleased to participate in this joint effort," said Bob Gamrath, vice president of Amoco's West Zone Marketing operations.

MPC also placed oil spill equipment in Marysville/Port Huron. This equipment will be used by locally trained spill staff or MPC technicians.

MPC has contract aircraft available 24 hours a day to dispatch response professionals to a spill.