Oil Spills: Management and Legislative Implications

by Malcolm L. Spaulding, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Univ. of Rhode Island, Ocean Engrg. Dept., Kingston, RI 02881,

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


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 | Government | Industries


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