THE FEASIBILITY OF OIL SPILL DISPERSANT APPLICATION IN THE SOUTHERN BEAUFORT SEA

A review of application techniques of dispersant and physical environments is presented and on the basis of this review, three application platforms appears to be worthy of further study: a heavy-lift helicopter, such as the Sikorsky S-64, the Canadair CL-215, and the Lockheed L-100-30. Dispersants were analyzed for their applicability to the Arctic environment, and it is recommended that concentrate dispersants he examined further. A cost and time analysis of using dispersants in the southern Beaufort Sea is performed. Under "best-case" conditions the total cost to disperse 20,000 cubic metre of oil is calculated to be $10,000,000 over an 8-day operational period. These costs relate only to dispersant purchase, shipping and application, and do not include manpower or ancillary support, such as shelter, food, waste disposal and recovery of empty drums. (Au)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is an economic and technical review report for Canada, Department of the Environment.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Service

    Environmental Impact Control Directorate
    Ottawa, ONo K1A OH3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Hildebrand, P B
    • Allen, A A
    • ROSS, C W
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Institute of North America
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPS-3-EC-77-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM