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Collected oil recycled when possible

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Nearly all of the oil recovered from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico is recycled in some manner, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Monday.
Obama to deliver HS commencement address

Obama to deliver HS commencement address

WASHINGTON, Mich., June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama travels to Kalamazoo, Mich., Monday to deliver the commencement address to Kalamazoo Central High School, the White House said.
Adm. Allen: More oil being collected

Adm. Allen: More oil being collected

THEODORE, Ala., June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Sunday the collection of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico had increased to 10,000 barrels in the past 24 hours.

Obama makes 3rd post-spill trip to La.

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 (UPI) -- President Obama flew Friday to Louisiana to assess progress on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, his third visit to the area since the disaster.
Obama travels to Louisiana

Obama travels to Louisiana

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama travels to Louisiana Friday to assess work to counter the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the White House said.

BP to fund sand barriers

NEW ORLEANS, June 3 (UPI) -- British petroleum giant BP said it would fund the construction of barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
U.S. orders BP to fund La. coast barriers

U.S. orders BP to fund La. coast barriers

VENICE, La., June 2 (UPI) -- The United States Wednesday ordered BP to pay for more island barrier projects to protect Louisiana from the spreading Gulf of Mexico oil spill, officials said.
Admiral clarifies tough talk as 'metaphor'

Admiral clarifies tough talk as 'metaphor'

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Tough talk of the U.S. government pushing aside BP to deal with the Gulf of Mexico oil leak disaster is a "metaphor," Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Monday.

U.S.: BP best able to deal with spill

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- BP is best equipped to stop the oil gushing from its deep-water well into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. official leading the government's response said Sunday.

Officials: Gulf oil spill is 'massive'

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. government and military officials Sunday called the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill a potential catastrophe.

Preparations for relief well under way

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- An exact estimate of the flow rate from the wellhead that is spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico is "impossible," U.S. officials said Saturday.

Expanded antipiracy laws called for

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The leader of the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday that international law needs to be overhauled to help fight piracy.

Coast Guard chief says new C3 system ready

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen says its new communications system is now ready.

Allen: Coast Guard improved under DHS

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Coast Guard says in the five years since the agency's move to the Homeland Security Department more than 27,000 lives have been saved.

San Francisco cleanup to hit $61M or more

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Cleaning up San Francisco Bay is likely to cost at least as much as the fine faced by the owner of a ship that spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel.
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Vice Admiral Thad Allen speaks on transitional housing for evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Baton Rouge, LA on October 12, 2005. Allen reported plans to move evacuees from shelters to transitional housing to their own houses in 6-18 months. (UPI Photo/James Terry III)
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Thad William Allen (born January 16, 1949) is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely-praised performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

Following his position as commandant, Allen continued to serve on active duty for 36 days in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continues to serve as a civilian as the National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.

Allen was born in Tucson, Arizona, the son of retired Coast Guard Chief Damage Controlman Clyde and Mrs. Wilma Allen. His father is a World War II veteran. Allen is a 1967 graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson. His family moved frequently during his childhood with his father's assignments. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where he was a standout football player, graduating in 1971. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University and a Master's degree in Management (S.M.) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow. He was elected a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow in 2003.

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