LOUISIANA SUPERPORT STUDIES. REPORT NO. 2: PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF A SUPERPORT ON THE SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL AREA OF LOUISIANA

The study presents an overall environmental evaluation of a Superport operation at two hypothetical locations on the continental shelf off the southeast coast of Louisiana, establishes within the limits of available data the existing environmental conditions at and around the proposed sites, and predicts (a) the effects of an oil spill at or near the proposed sites and (b) the effects of operations. Only a superficial assessment was made of the effects that a Superport would have on people and their activities. No research was done on the impact of ancillary developments, such as pipelines, tank farms, new refining and/or manufacturing complexes. The latter activities would probably have a more serious and adverse impact on the environment than the port itself.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Report No. 1, MRIS #043590 Volume 7.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Center for Wetlands Resources
    Baton Rouge, LA  USA  70803
  • Authors:
    • STONE, J H
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 364 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-73032001
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-2-35231
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM