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News, The Snitch <i>Dubai Star</i> Owners Must Pay $2 Million for S.F. Bay Oil Spill

Dubai Star Owners Must Pay $2 Million for S.F. Bay Oil Spill

The owners of the Dubai Star oil tanker has to shell out $1.96 million for a 2009 oil spill in the San Francisco Bay that impacted more than 200 acres and killed some 100 seabirds, San Francisco District Attorney George…
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News, The Snitch Cosco Busan Operators Agree to Pay San Francisco Fishermen $3.65 Million

Cosco Busan Operators Agree to Pay San Francisco Fishermen $3.65 Million

Two international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco's commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.The settlement, announced this morning, will…
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SF Weekly Letters

Winners and Loserson "Girl Game" Rare meat: Being a single, heterosexual adult female in the Bay Area was one of the most painful, frustrating decades of my life . I got more offers from gay…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly's Peter Jamison to Discuss Cosco Busan Spill Saturday on KCBS

SF Weekly's Peter Jamison to Discuss Cosco Busan Spill Saturday on KCBS

SF Weekly staff writer Peter Jamison has been making waves -- lethal oily waves -- with his cover story about the aftermath of the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay -- and government scientists' complicity in keeping…
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News, Feature Dead Sea

Dead Sea

In this article, SF Weekly staff writer Peter Jamison reports: • The groundbreaking results of a previously undisclosed government report on the extreme danger posed to fish by the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill — and the document’s importance as…
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News, The Snitch The Deadly Impact of the Cosco Busan Spill on Fish in the Bay

The Deadly Impact of the Cosco Busan Spill on Fish in the Bay

In tomorrow's SF Weekly, writer Peter Jamison reports the disturbing findings of a previously unreleased study on the lethal impact of the Cosco Busan oil spill on aquatic life in the bay. Researchers discovered that even small amounts of bunker…
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News, The Snitch We'll Never Truly Know if Cosco Busan Pilot was Blitzed on Presciption Pills -- And if Someone Else Hit the Bridge Tomorrow, We'd Also Likely Never Know

We'll Never Truly Know if Cosco Busan Pilot was Blitzed on Presciption Pills -- And if Someone Else Hit the Bridge Tomorrow, We'd Also Likely Never Know

An eye-opening article in today's San Francisco Examiner recounted the mountains of hard-core prescription narcotics picked up by Cosco Busan pilot John Cota in the months before he directed the ship into the Bay Bridge. The article was culled from…
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News, The Snitch The San Francisco Examiner Knows its Birds

The San Francisco Examiner Knows its Birds

The tragic disappearance of thousands of Bay Area birds in the wake of the Cosco Busan oil spill was rendered even that more palpable today by the San Francisco Examiner, who identified the avian survivors by name. The above…
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News, The Snitch Cosco Busan Pilot Charged, Six Crew Members Disappeared

Cosco Busan Pilot Charged, Six Crew Members Disappeared

The pilot of the Cosco Busan container ship that hit the Bay Bridge and dumped 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay, killing 2,000 birds, is up shit creek without a paddle. San Francisco Business Times reported yesterday that John…
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News, Sucka Free City Oil Spill Alert -- Bay Ships Getting Bigger, Ports To Get Busier

Oil Spill Alert -- Bay Ships Getting Bigger, Ports To Get Busier

As the U.S. Coast Guard desperately tries to spin away its responsibility in a shipping accident that dumped 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay and could cost taxpayers more than $200 million to clean up, there is potential on…
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Music, Bouncer

Shipwrecked with San Francisco's Best Bartending Storyteller

I've been thinking a lot about the Cosco Busan ship that hit the Bay Bridge, causing that terrible oil spill. I imagine a vessel the size of a city block moving soundlessly through the fog and then pressing itself into…
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News, The Snitch Man, What Are You Doing Here? New Oil Spill Culprit: Billy Joel

Man, What Are You Doing Here? New Oil Spill Culprit: Billy Joel

The weathervane of blame allotting responsibility for the Cosco Busan oil spill has been spinning like…
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