Major oil spills capture the attention of the public when they occur, but it is the smaller spills that occur much more frequently
About the series
Major oil spills capture the attention of the public when they occur, but it is the smaller spills that occur much more frequently. Any size spill has the potential to cause problems, not only for the environment but for the people who live in the area and for personnel who respond to clean up the spill. These responders are responsible for preventing ignition of the spill, stopping the flow of oil, limiting the environmental impact, and removing and properly disposing of the waste in a safe manner.
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires plants, ports and carriers to prepare contingency plans for response to unplanned oil spills. "Oil Spill Response," a five-tape series, is designed to provide training to personnel who are called upon to control and clean up oil spills.
Moxie Training.Com, P.O. Box 10203, New Orleans, LA 70181. Tel: 504-733-6907; Fax: 504-733-9493.