An oilspill risk analysis for the North Atlantic outer continental shelf lease area
Smith, Richard A., James R. Slack, and Robert K. Davis
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An oilspill risk analysis was conducted to determine relative environmental hazards of developing oil in different regions of the North Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf lease area. The study analyzed probability of spill occurrence, likely path of pollutants from spills, and locations in space and time of recreational and biological resources likely to be vulnerable. These results are combined to yield estimates of the overall oilspill risk associated with development of the lease area.