The annual oil influx to the ocean lies between 5 and 10 million tons. The paper discusses the sources and the environmental and public health hazard of oil pollution and suggests that the presently available countermeasures are inadequate to deal with this threat. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Environmental Affairs, V1, N1, p54-73, Apr 71. Presented at a conference on Ocean Oil Spills, Held by the NATO Committee on Challenges of Modern Society at Brussels (Belgium) on 2-6 Nov 70. Sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., and the Federal Water Quality Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Woods Hole, MA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Blumer, M
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WHOI-Ref-71-40, WHOI-Contrib-2616
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-66-C-0241
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM