Multimillion-dollar plan announced for spill damage

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Six federal and state agencies announced a final plan for spending $32.3 million to alleviate environmental damage caused by the 2007 Cosco Busan spill of more than 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay.

The 902-foot Cosco Busan struck a fender of a Bay Bridge support pier in heavy fog Nov. 7, 2007 while en route from the Port of Oakland to South Korea.

The ship sustained a 212-foot gash and spilled 53,569 gallons of heavy bunker fuel into the bay, according to the Coast Guard.

The agencies' plan said the spill killed 6,849 birds, caused a loss of 14 to 29 percent of herring spawn that winter and deposited oil on 3,367 acres of shoreline habitat.

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