1 edition of Oil spills in Alaska found in the catalog.
Oil spills in Alaska
|Statement||Douglas K. Mertz ... [et al].|
|Contributions||Mertz, Douglas K.|
|LC Classifications||KFA1556 .O55 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||71 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||71|
|LC Control Number||93622930|
Exxon Valdez oil spill, massive oil spill that occurred on Ma , in Prince William Sound, an inlet in the Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, incident happened after an Exxon Corporation tanker, the Exxon Valdez, ran aground on Bligh Reef during a voyage from Valdez, Alaska, to d efforts to contain the spill and naturally strong winds and waves dispersed nearly. Massive oil spills often make headlines because of their destructive impact on wildlife and the environment. What many people don't realize, however, is that even a small amount of oil, no more than a dime-sized drop, can be deadly to tanding how oil affects birds can raise awareness of just how hazardous any oil spill or similar pollution can be.
For example, models can help predict trajectories of oil spills (Abascal , Broström et al. , Liu et al. ), frameworks have been developed to elucidate human dimensions of oil spill impacts (Webler and Lord , Lord et al. ), and an entire industry exists for emergency response in oil by: Impact of oil spills on marine organisms. Ultimately, the impact of oil on marine organisms depends on the fate of the oil. As previously described, when oil is present in the environment, it is either dispersed in the top layer of the water (littoral zone) or remains on Cited by: 4.
At am on Ma the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck Bligh Reef off Prince William Sound, Alaska resulting in one of the largest oil spills in United States history. Approximately 11 million gallons of crude oil were spilled covering an area of miles from Bligh Reef to the village of Chignik, impacting 1, miles of Alaskan coastline and killing countless animals (with. Cook inlet, home to endangered beluga whales and other species, is the site of two recent pipeline leaks, one ongoing. It is the oldest producing oil and gas field in Alaska, and much of the.
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The Prudhoe Bay oil spill ( Alaskan oil spill) was an oil spill that was discovered on March 2, at a pipeline owned by BP Exploration, Alaska (BPXA) in western Prudhoe Bay, l estimates of the five-day leak said that up toUS gallons (6, bbl) were spilled over acres (7, m 2), making it the largest oil spill on Alaska's north slope to date.
This is a non-fiction book about oil spills. It discusses mainly the major oil spill from the Exxon Valdez that spilled 11 million gallons of oil. This oil spill damaged 1, miles of Alaska's coastline. It also killedanimals. It next discusses the causes of oil spills. And lastly, how experts attempt to clean up and contain the spill/5.
So far, the eight or so books Mearns has looked at focus on one of the two major oil spills in the American mind: the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska or the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.A number are heart-warming stories about wildlife speaking about their experience in oil and the nice people who captured, cleaned, and released them.
On the Rocks: The Great Alaska Oil Spill — a board game invented in by Richard Lynn of Valdez and sold by On the Rocks Enterprises for $, the hourly wage that Exxons contractor paid its cleanup workers.
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Get this from a library. Black tides: the Alaska oil spill. [Brian O'Donoghue; Alaska Natural History Association.] -- A chronicle including many colour photographs, of the events of the first two weeks after the grouding of the tanker Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Ma This is a reverse-chronological list of oil spills that have occurred throughout the world and spill(s) that are currently ongoing.
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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In recent years, about oil spills have occurred in the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and along the mile pipeline each year, according to the Alaska Department of.
Rich case descriptions illustrate the author's points and make this book an essential resource for professors and students interested in policies concerning Alaska, the Arctic, oil development, nature conservation, marine oil spills, the policy process, and policy theory.5/5(1).
Oil spills are one of the worst environmental disasters. Spilled or leaked oil can contaminate water, making it unsafe for animals and humans who live near the accident. Luckily, scientists have figured out ways to help reverse some of the effects of a spill. There are also ways to help prevent such disasters from happening in the future.
Kenneth Kertell, in The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field, Oil Pollution. Oil spills have killed small proportions of Pacific loon populations on their wintering areas.
For example, after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound on the southern coast of Alaska inloon carcasses (all loon species combined) were retrieved (Field et al., ). Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment reviews the current state of the science regarding oil spill response and environmental assessment in the Arctic region north of the Bering Strait, with emphasis on the potential impacts in U.S.
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What makes the Exxon. A massive oil spill can really muck up a coastline, as NOAA scientists learned when they raced to Alaska’s remote Prince William Sound in March In the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill—one of the worst U.S.
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