The mere development of a pollution contingency plan will not provide for adequate, and certainly not ideal, organizational response to a spill unless it is coupled with a conscious and deliberate effort by cognizant agencies and people to communicate with and to know each other. A practical method of eliminating organizational problems while at the same time improving operational capabilities is to identify specialized projects which will involve all concerned with the plan and response. This paper tells of an international contingency plan and how its parties from Canada and the United States approached this problem when a major oil spill occurred in the St. Lawrence River on June 23, 1976.

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  • Pagination: p. 79-80

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM