Oil Pollution Control: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Oil Pollution Control

1st Edition

By Sonia M. Zaide


240 pages

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Hardback: 9780367362966
pub: 2019-11-14
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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Pollution, Climate and Change

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1931 and 1997 make major contributions to applied climatology. They include environmental debates about greenhouse gases, ozone, acid rain and land, water and air pollution and discuss:

  • The economic, social, political and strategic implications of weather and climate
  • The health & prosperity of future generations
  • The economics of a green economy
  • Sustainable security, poverty and inequitable land distribution
  • And will be of interest to decision makers in agriculture, economics and business, politicians

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change