WIT Press


Quantifying Environmental Implications Of Alternative Oil Spill Contingency And Response Plans

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980011

Volume

27

Pages

20

Published

1998

Size

3,148 kb

Author(s)

M. Reed & N. Ekrol

Abstract

This paper suggests some simple and robust physical, chemical, and toxicological measures of mitigation success. More in-depth measures and analyses for unusually sensitive environmental issues can then support these first-order measures. Example applications are carried out with the SINTEF Oil Spill Contingency and Response (OSCAR1 model system. The methodology supplies an objective basis for net environmental analysis of planned response strategies. Introduction The purpose of spill response actions is to mitigate potential environmental effects of oil spills. Given the uncertainty associated with detailed prognostics of biological dynamic processes, it is desirable to establish some robust measures of environmental consequence, which rely on s

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