WHAT CONSTITUTES GOOD TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS FOR AN OIL SPILL CLEANUP

Oil spill cleanup crews need operations telecommunications systems to keep the on-scene cleanup team synchronized and logistics systems to call up and maintain an orderly flow of support materials, supplies, and equipment. Types of appropriate telecommunications equipment needed to support a major oil spill operation are listed. The Oakland estuary oil spill of January 1973 in which telecommunications net supported 80 supervisory team leaders and 50 subcontractors is cited. The current cost of a desirable telecommunications network suggests that the resultant optimization of deployed manpower and equipment could be paid back in the savings of less than 1 day's cleanup operation at the site of a major oil spill.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 69-75

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM