IMPACT OF OIL SPILLAGE FROM WORLD WAR II TANKER SINKINGS

During the first six months of 1942, more than 480,000 metric tons of oil were spilled within 50 miles of the United States Atlantic coast. Only minimal clean-up was attempted, leaving impact of the spilled oil. Careful analysis of these oil spills, including the type of oil spilled, the location of the spills, and the points of primary impact, is followed by a historical and current evaluation of the environmental impacts. It is hoped this study will provide valuable insights into the development of potential Outer Continental Shelf oil resources and the establishment of deepwater ports and terminals in the coastal zone.

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    • Price is $2.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, B
    • KERN, E
    • Horn, D A
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG 77-4
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-6-158-44081
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM