THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF MATERIAL TOXICITY, STREAM PROPERTIES AND QUANTITY OF SPILLED MATERIAL IN ASSESSING THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILLS

Current status of regulatory efforts for bulk carriage of oil and hazardous materials is reviewed. The hazard posed to water resources is examined using the method of risk analysis. A weakness of present regulatory efforts is identified. With risk defined as the product of spill probability and severity, a procedure is suggested to better quantify one element of water pollution risk: severity of spill impact, concentration of material in the water and the concentration at which the material causes acute toxic effects. Methods are developed to quantify spill concentration in the water on a relative scale for use with existing relative toxicity ratings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  USA  77843
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, P A
    • Hann Jr, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 261 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAMU-SG-75-212
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM