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.
- See also Report No. 1, MRIS #043590 Volume 7.
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeCenter for Wetlands Resources
Baton Rouge, LA USA 70803
- STONE, J H
- Publication Date: 1972
- Pagination: 364 p.
- TRT Terms: Deepwater harbors; Hazards; Petroleum terminals; Pollution; Pollution control; Superports
- Old TRIS Terms: Pollution abatement measures
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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