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Title: Regulation of above-ground oil and waste containers. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, January 26, 1988

Abstract

Representatives from the petroleum industry, US EPA, National Bureau of Standards and Congress were among those testifying at a hearing to discuss one of the worst inland environmental disasters in this Nation's history. The January 2 collapse of the Ashland Oil Co.'s storage tank in Floreffe, Pennsylvania resulted in the release of some 4 million gallons of diesel fuel. Approximately a million gallons escaped the containment structures and spilled over into the Monongahela River. This spill has contaminated the drinking water sources for millions of people downstream, from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati to Louisville, and beyond. Attention is focused on the causes of this tank's collapse, the response measures taken by Ashland Oil, the Coast Guard, the EPA, and the need for tighter federal regulations of above-ground tanks used for the storage of petroleum and hazardous substances.

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OSTI Identifier:
5718156
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OSTI ID: 5718156
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Serial No. 100-166
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DRINKING WATER; CONTAMINATION; PENNSYLVANIA; OIL SPILLS; PETROLEUM; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; DIESEL FUELS; HEARINGS; LEGISLATION; LEGISLATIVE TEXT; WATER POLLUTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION III; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRY; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POLLUTION; REGULATIONS; USA; WATER 021000* -- Petroleum-- Legislation & Regulations; 020900 -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects; 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety

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Not Available. Regulation of above-ground oil and waste containers. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, January 26, 1988. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Not Available. Regulation of above-ground oil and waste containers. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, January 26, 1988. United States.
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title = {Regulation of above-ground oil and waste containers. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, January 26, 1988},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {Representatives from the petroleum industry, US EPA, National Bureau of Standards and Congress were among those testifying at a hearing to discuss one of the worst inland environmental disasters in this Nation's history. The January 2 collapse of the Ashland Oil Co.'s storage tank in Floreffe, Pennsylvania resulted in the release of some 4 million gallons of diesel fuel. Approximately a million gallons escaped the containment structures and spilled over into the Monongahela River. This spill has contaminated the drinking water sources for millions of people downstream, from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati to Louisville, and beyond. Attention is focused on the causes of this tank's collapse, the response measures taken by Ashland Oil, the Coast Guard, the EPA, and the need for tighter federal regulations of above-ground tanks used for the storage of petroleum and hazardous substances.},
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year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1988},
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