Oil pollution has been a major environmental concern since the 1920s. The search for a solution has ranged from prevention to partial measures coupled with compensation and remedial action. This book, originally published in 1987, offers a different assessment of the efforts of governments and the oil and maritime industries. It was also the first book to provide a comprehensive story of control policies and practices, using primary and secondary sources. The book identified numerous factor – personalities, state policies, developments in the oil and shipping industries, public agitation and scientific studies in a framework useful for analysing any environmental problem.
Table of Contents
1. Early Local and National Action 2. The 1926 Washington Conference on Oil Pollution 3. The League of Nations and Oil Pollution 4. The 1954 International Convention 5. The 1962 Amended Convention, Load on Top and the 1969 Amendments 6. Aftermath of the Torrey Canyon Disaster 7. The 1973 Marine Pollution Convention