POTENTIAL PACIFIC COAST OIL PORTS: A COMPARATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ANALYSIS. VOLUME I

Eleven potential British Columbian and Washington State oil ports with accompanying route alternatives were compared on a relative ranking basis in terms of possible environmental risk from marine oil spills. Initially, a rating system of navigational risk, biological, economic and social factors was developed to derive a BIOLOGICAL RISK INDEX, and ECONOMIC RISK INDEX AND A SOCIAL RISK INDEX. These indices were compared port/route to port/route by several ranking methods to determine the relatively "least risky" or "most risky" port/route alternatives. Consideration was given also to preventive, cleanup and compensatory measures relevant to oil spills. (Au)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Fisheries and the Environment

    Vancouver, BC  Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Arctic Institute of North America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM