ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF A SUPERTANKER PORT ON THE TEXAS GULF COAST

The study is an evaluation of the environmental impact of a deep-sea port off the Texas coast. Both the non-spill impact of construction and operation of the port and the potential oil spill impact on the coastal environment are considered. The scope is limited to two terminal locations, three designs of port facilities, and three sizes of oil spills. Also considered is the environmental impact of not constructing the port but expanding the present methods to meet the oil import needs of the area. The major physical, bioligical and cultural features of the Texas Coastal Zone that might be impacted by the supertanker activity were inventoried. Models were developed to predict where oil from potential offshore oil spills would go and which environmental features would be affected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  USA  77843
  • Authors:
    • James, W P
    • Hann Jr, R W
    • Basco, D R
    • Osoba, J S
    • Dameron, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 452 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAMU-SG-73-201 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1974 12:00AM