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    Oil Spills and Gas Leaks: Environmental Response, Prevention and Cost Recovery

    By: James Jacobs, Stephen Testa

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    The definitive guide to petroleum hydrocarbon fuel spill and leak causes, prevention, response, and cost recovery

    Oil Spills and Gas Leaks highlights the complex nature of petroleum hydrocarbon fuel extraction methods, the unintended consequences when disasters occur, spill behavior, and environmental impact mitigation. This practical resource discusses engineering techniques; long-term biological and environmental effects; dealing with insurance claims, litigation, and legislation in overlapping jurisdictions; and much more. Featuring global case studies and best practices, this timely volume provides an in-depth understanding of how oil spills and gas leaks occur and describes the most effective environmental assessment, remediation, and restoration options available to respond to these industrial accidents.


    The role of petroleum hydrocarbon fuels in society

    Geology and geochemistry of oil and gas deposits

    Oil and gas well drilling and production issues

    Behavior of oil spills in various environments

    Behavior of gas leaks in various environments

    Assessment of spills and leaks

    Toxicity issues and exposure pathways

    Subsurface investigations

    Sampling strategies and remedial approaches

    Sampling methods on land and offshore

    Prevention, oversight, and mitigation

    Remediation of oil spills

    Case histories and cost recovery

    Oil spills and wildlife

    Oil spills and safety issues

    Conclusions and recommendations

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