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Long-term Environmental results of Offshore Oil and gasoline Development includes 14 chapters via assorted authors which specialise in the US.

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This will require longer-term field studies extending over approximately four years. The effectiveness of various mitigative measures (pushpull installation, backfilling, plugging, interruption of spoil banks) on preserving wetland area, maintaining hydrologic patterns and supporting living resources should be assessed in the field. S. Boesch et al. 7—contd. 1 Feasibility of approach judged as “High” (can be satisfactorily accomplished within a 10-year time frame using available methods); “Potential” (requires development of methods or innovate approaches); and “Limited” (probably infeasible within a 10-year time frame).

Since this is the situation with the greatest potential impact, it is recommended that research on the effects of produced water discharges first address such coastal discharges. 9). One difference is the chemical analyses required to assess the composition of produced waters, especially aromatic hydrocarbons, non-volatile soluble organics, and the chemical speciation of trace metals upon discharge into the environment. Adsorption/ desorption processes of metals and organics from produced waters on suspended particles in receiving waters should be investigated.

1983) have demonstrated that if worstcase assumptions about mortality to eggs and larvae due to oil spills and the importance of larval recruitment to stock size are valid, significant effects on a stock could occur as a result of a large spill. Both assumptions, however, are tenuous. Exposure and toxicity likely to be experienced by epipelagic eggs and larvae resulting from surface slicks is poorly known. Based on existing data (Chapters 5 and 8), it seems that toxic concentrations would not be widespread.

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