POTENTIAL SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS IN PETROLEUM TRANSPORTATION

This paper presents results of a study conducted for the Department of Energy by Pacific Northwest Laboratory to provide early recognition of and prioritize potential problems in petroleum transportation. Other objectives of this study are to identify possible gaps in the coverage of ongoing programs and recommend necessary action to mitigate the potential impact of identified problems. The remainder of this paper presents summaries of selected safety and environmental concerns in petroleum transportation. Each of these potential problems is discussed, together with recommendations for actions that address the problem. The concerns addressed in this paper deal with (1) gaps in oil spill prevention technology and practices, and (2) assessing the effects of oil spills that occur. The main topics covered are: the effects of marine oil pollution, oil spills trajectory modeling, environmental impact of pipeline leaks, cost-effective tanker safety design standards, training of waterway personnel, and insufficient Coast Guard manpower. (ERA citation 05:011233)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Symposium on Transportation Safety, San Diego, CA, USA, 11 Jul 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest Labs

    Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
    Richland, WA  USA  99352

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Geffen, C A
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-790778-1
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM