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Main Title Spills of diluted bitumen from pipelines : a comparative study of environmental fate, effects, and response /
CORP Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Effects of Diluted Bitumen on the Environment.
Publisher The National Academies Press,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 933520953
ISBN 9780309380102; 0309380103
Subjects Oil spills--Environmental aspects. ; Petroleum pipelines--Accidents--Environmental aspects. ; Bitumen.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TD196.P4N38 2016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/17/2017
Collation xx, 145 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-133).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Chemical and physical properties of crude oils -- Environmental processes, behavior, and toxicity of diluted bitumen -- Spill response planning and implementation -- Comparing properties affecting transport, fate, effects, and response -- Regulations governing spill response planning -- Recommendations -- References -- Appendix A: Glossary -- Appendix B: Committee member and staff biographies. "Diluted bitumen has been transported by pipeline in the United States for more than 40 years, with the amount increasing recently as a result of improved extraction technologies and resulting increases in production and exportation of Canadian diluted bitumen. The increased importation of Canadian diluted bitumen to the United States has strained the existing pipeline capacity and contributed to the expansion of pipeline mileage over the past 5 years. Although rising North American crude oil production has resulted in greater transport of crude oil by rail or tanker, oil pipelines continue to deliver the vast majority of crude oil supplies to U.S. refineries. Spills of Diluted Bitumen from Pipelines examines the current state of knowledge and identifies the relevant properties and characteristics of the transport, fate, and effects of diluted bitumen and commonly transported crude oils when spilled in the environment. This report assesses whether the differences between properties of diluted bitumen and those of other commonly transported crude oils warrant modifications to the regulations governing spill response plans and cleanup. Given the nature of pipeline operations, response planning, and the oil industry, the recommendations outlined in this study are broadly applicable to other modes of transportation as well"--Publisher's description.