Oil Spills: Management and Legislative Implications

by Malcolm L. Spaulding, (editor), (M.ASCE), Prof.; Univ. of Rhode Island, Ocean Engrg. Dept., Kingston, RI 02881,
Mark Reed, (editor), Applied Science Assoc., Inc., 70 Dean Knauss Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-788-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-788-8 (ISBN-10), 1990, Soft Cover, Pg. 584

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Conference information: Conference | Newport, Rhode Island, United States | May 15-18, 1990

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings

Abstract: Oil Spills: Management and Legislative Implications is the proceedings of a conference held in Newport, Rhode Island, May 15-18, 1990. The conference provided a forum for the discussion of changes currently takin place in oil spill legislation, management and response strategies as a result of an unprecedented number of large spill events within the last 1 1/2 years. The conference included technical sessions and panel discussions covering a wide range of topics such as; 1) implications of recent oil spills on legislation, contingency planning and response; 2) natural resource damages; 3) environmental fates and effects; and oil cleanup and control strategies. Citizen involvement in oil exploration, development and contingency planning; and spill case histories were also discussed. Papers covering each of the topics above are included in the proceedings from professionals representing government, industry and academia.

Subject Headings: Hazardous materials spills | Legislation | Risk management | Case studies | Islands | Natural resources


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