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Title: Alaska panel urges oil tanker changes

Abstract

A commission assigned by the state of Alaska to investigate the Exxon Valdez oil spill says the Coast Guard's regulation of oil transportation had grown slack over the decade preceding the 11 million-gallon spill. The vigilance over tanker traffic that was established in the early days of pipeline flow had given way to complacency and neglect, says the commission's report, which calls for a revamping of the U.S. oil transportation system. The review places the blame for the spill not only on the Coast Guard but on the oil industry's thirst for profits in the 1980s and blames the state itself for not living up to its obligation to manage and protect its own waters. The report offers 59 recommendations that cover tanker construction and crew training, spill prevention, strategies for responding to spills and cleanup technologies. The panel also wants to see more stringent tanker safety standards, strengthened enforcement of the new regulations and greater penalties levied against violators. The Coast Guard expects that it will be some time before revisions in its tanker monitoring operations are in place.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6754220
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Insight; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6:6; Journal ID: ISSN 0884-9285
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; OIL SPILLS; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; ALASKA; COMPLIANCE; EDUCATION; MONITORING; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAFETY STANDARDS; TRAINING; US COAST GUARD; WATER POLLUTION; FEDERAL REGION X; INDUSTRY; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; POLLUTION; REGULATIONS; STANDARDS; US DOT; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA; 020900* - Petroleum- Environmental Aspects; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Dillingham, S. Alaska panel urges oil tanker changes. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Dillingham, S. Alaska panel urges oil tanker changes. United States.
Dillingham, S. Mon . "Alaska panel urges oil tanker changes". United States.
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title = {Alaska panel urges oil tanker changes},
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abstractNote = {A commission assigned by the state of Alaska to investigate the Exxon Valdez oil spill says the Coast Guard's regulation of oil transportation had grown slack over the decade preceding the 11 million-gallon spill. The vigilance over tanker traffic that was established in the early days of pipeline flow had given way to complacency and neglect, says the commission's report, which calls for a revamping of the U.S. oil transportation system. The review places the blame for the spill not only on the Coast Guard but on the oil industry's thirst for profits in the 1980s and blames the state itself for not living up to its obligation to manage and protect its own waters. The report offers 59 recommendations that cover tanker construction and crew training, spill prevention, strategies for responding to spills and cleanup technologies. The panel also wants to see more stringent tanker safety standards, strengthened enforcement of the new regulations and greater penalties levied against violators. The Coast Guard expects that it will be some time before revisions in its tanker monitoring operations are in place.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6754220}, journal = {Insight; (USA)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {2}
}