'Red' Adair To Address Oil Spill Conference

Paul N. (Red) Adair, the internationally known expert in oilwell fire control and blowouts, will be featured speaker at the 8th Annual Spillage Control Conference to be held October 29 through 31 at Ft. Lauderdale's Marriott Hotel and Marina.

Mr. Adair, one of several outstanding speakers being assembled for the event, will show films of some of his more historic and exciting battles with petroleum, gas, and chemical fires. Through the Red Adair Company, he and other members of his firefighting team control over 42 oilwell fires and blowouts each year.

Another highlight of the conference will be the first public spill simulation exercise of the combined Coast Guard Response and Strike Teams, which will be staged alongside the conference hotel on the Intracoastal Waterway.

The demonstration will be a full-scale operation simulating a t ug and barge accident and spill.

More than 350 persons are expected to attend the conference, sponsored as a public service by Belcher Oil Company, a subsidiary of The Coastal Corporation.

Cosponsors are District 7 of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Natural Resources, and the Florida Spillage Control Association.

For program and registration details, write Spillage Control Conference, P.O. Box 525500, Miami, Fla. 33152.

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