This study develops a scenario following a large oil spill from a blowout of an exploratory well in the Labrador Sea. Scenario development leads to the delineation of gaps in pertinent baseline information and serves to identify the applicability and inadequacies of available countermeasure techniques. Twelve study topics are presented as input to the scenario narrative...the physical environment (emphasis on ice); resource utilization practices (potential, immediate and direct impact); factors peculiar to the area and that influence blowout probability; the behaviour of oil as it rises from the seabed and as it interacts with ice; the environmental prediction and logistics capability of the Labrador area to support a major countermeasures effort; and finally, an appraisal of the Canadian state of response preparedness. Recommendations are made of approaches to achieve the objectives of the Arctic Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) insofar as it applies to the Labrador Sea. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Economic and Technical Review Report (Environmental Impact Control Directorate). A special study commissioned under AMOP.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Environment Canada

    Environmental Protection Service
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 1C8
  • Authors:
    • LeDrew, B R
    • Gustajtis, K A
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 675 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPS-3-EC-74-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM