< > D216 - Understanding Oil Spills and Oil Spill Response

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Publishing Organisation EPA Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
Wildpro Website Link Website Ref - W179 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (W179.Aug03.oil1)
Date most recently updated December 1999
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"The purpose of this booklet is to provide information about oil spills. It contains chapters that outline and explain oil spills, their potential effects on the environment, how they are cleaned up, and how various agencies prepare for spills before they happen. Details about five oil spills are provided to show different types of spills and the complexities and issues involved in responding to them."

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Specific Chapter/Section References

Reference Chapter/Section Title Chapter/Section Author Page nos.
D216.1.w1 Chapter 1 - The Behavior and Effects of Oil Spills in Aquatic Environments   5-8
D216.2.w2 Chapter 2 - Mechanical Containment and Recovery of Oil Following a Spill   9-12
D216.3.w3 Chapter 3 - Alternative Countermeasures for Oil Spills   13-15
D216.4.w4 Chapter 4 - Shoreline Cleanup of Oil Spills   17-20
D216.5.w5 Chapter 5 - Wildlife and Oil Spills   21-25
D216.6.w6 Chapter 6 - Preparing for Oil Spills: Contingency Planning   27-30
D216.7.w7 Chapter 7 - Responding to Oil Spills: The National Response System   31-35
D216.8.w8 Chapter 8 - Response to Oil Spills   37-44
D216.Glos.w9 Glossary   45-46
  For Further Information   47-48

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