The Trust Territory, which governs Micronesia, is due to be dissolved in 1981 but there is little economic base for independence. Its strategic location, remoteness and low population make Palau a potential site for superport development. International politics, secrecy, spying and rumored pay-offs seemed to leave Palauans virtually without a voice in the decision making. The author outlines the environmental impacts of the construction and operation of a petroleum superport on Palau in four scenarios. The scenarios outline the impact of various degrees of commercialization on Palau while a fifth scenario calls for the superport to be built on Guam, leaving Palau as a nature preserve.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Oceans '77 Confernece Record, 3rd, Los Angeles, California, October 17-19, 1977. Available from IEEE and Marine Technology Society.
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  • Authors:
    • Soule, D F
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM