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Main Title Potentially polluting wrecks in marine waters an issue paper / [electronic resource] :
Publisher International Oil Spill Conference?,
Place Published Miami, Fla.
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 488822895
Subjects International Oil Spill Conference.
Subject Added Ent Marine pollution--Congresses.; Water--Pollution--Congresses.; Shipwrecks.; Oil spills--Environmental aspects--Congresses.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet Only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/21/2009
Collation vi, 77 p. : digital, PDF file, col. ill., map, charts
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on December 14, 2009). Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-77)
Contents Notes "There has been increased awareness and concern about the oil-pollution risks posed by sunken wrecks, both recent and relic. Recent cases such as M/T Prestige and M/T Erika, where the vessel or portions of the vessel sank with large volumes of heavy, persistent oils onboard, have triggered public demand for removal of the oil, regardless of the pollution threat. Mystery spills have been linked to older wrecks that have started leaking, such as USS Mississinewa and SS Jacob Luckenbach. Funding is usually a limitation, even when there is a responsible party, because of the high costs of oil and/or wreck removal. However, the concern is that these wrecks will eventually release their oil, either slowly or catastrophically resulting in significant damage to the environment. There are many complex issues associated with the proactive response to these potentially polluting wrecks: Which pose the greatest risks? Who should pay for assessment and removal costs? What are feasible and cost-effective technologies for assessment and oil removal? The goals of this paper are to provide an objective analysis of the current state of potentially polluting wrecks, due to the discharge of petroleum, or the substantial threat of such a discharge, and to offer considerations for addressing the issues."--Executive summary.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Author Added Ent
Michel, Jacqueline.
Conf Ti Added Ent International Oil Spill Conference.
PUB Date Free Form 2005
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20091214182110
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02643nam 2200337Ia 45020