EU offers oil containment equipment to US
The EU offers oil containment equipment to contain oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after a new US request Click. Yesterday evening US authorities requested additional equipment from the EU to help contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The request is for various types of booms to restrict the oil's spreading. Within hours, the Commission's Monitoring and Information Center forwarded this request to the countries participating in the European Civil Protection Mechanism and several Member States have responded positively to this demand by offering booms.