Standard Oil Company (Indiana) has established a corporate technical support group to strengthen its response to oil spills and their after-effects. The primary function of this group is to advise and provide consultation to line management of the Amoco companies in dealing with the environmental problems resulting from a spill. Specialists in the group include personnel skilled in control and cleanup techniques, a terrestrial ecologist, a marine biologist, an aquifer specialist, a soils engineer, an experienced water chemist and several others. One or more members of the group proceed to the scene of a spill upon request as provided for in the contingency plans of the various Amoco subsidiaries. On arriving at the scene, the technical support group surveys the spill situation, makes an environmental damage appraisal, evaluates the spill control measures underway, and then makes recommendations on spill control priorities and techniques. Members of the group also document the immediate and subsequent environmental effects of the spill. Line management has found it especially valuable to have their own experts at the scene to meet with various governmental and private experts. Two case histories describing the involvement of the corporate technical support group in control of gasoline spills are presented.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 101-103

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM