CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

First responders

If an oil spill were to happen off Newfoundland's shores, who would be ready to respond? How about fishermen? University students? Or residents of coastal communities? Memorial University's Marine Institute has been working hard to deliver community based training in oil spill containment, cleanup and disposal techniques. With everything that is happening in the Gulf of Mexico, a course like this has become even more important for people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. The goal of this course is to create an army of first-responders in the province.

Melanie Nagy and Vik Adhopia will have more on CBC TV and Radio later today.