COMPARATIVE COSTS OF LOW TECHNOLOGY SHORELINE CLEANING METHODS
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The present paper is one of the documents looked at in the course of the International Oil Spill Conference held some years ago. The content will be interesting to the people willing to be kept informed with all happenings in the world of the spill cleaning methods and associated costs. The document examines the ongoing trends in the subject costs commonly associated with the different low-tech methods of the shoreline cleanup.
The discussions took place following the Sea Empress incidents and the results of those discussions have been reflected in the pages of this compact booklet. The vessel run aground in South Wales, right at the entrance to Milford Haven in 1996. More that two thousand crude oil was spilt at that time. In fact the crude oil started to strand along the whole shore line the very same evening the vessel grounded.
When making the preparations to the cleanup, every efforts was made to avoid involvement of the heavy machinery and any intrusive methods wherever possible in order to minimize the risks of the environmental damage to the shorelines. Have a look in this document and you will see what lessons were learned after this incident and what shall be done to avoid serious impacts to the shorelines, performing all associated activities in the effective manner.
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