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Managing and Responding to Oil Spills

IEAM brings together a selection of peer-reviewed articles previously published and still relevant to scientists and other respondents to the 20 April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These articles exemplify the application of science in environmental decision-making, management, and sound approaches to environmental problem solving.

The following are now freely available online:

The Exxon Valdez oil spill revisited and the dangers of normative science
Wayne G Landis
Volume 3 Issue 3; Page 439-441; Jul 2007
Using Exxon Valdez as an example of how science – policy separation is necessary to obtaining a clear view of ecological impacts when such investigations occur.

Typological review of environmental performance metrics (with illustrative examples for oil spill response)
Thomas P Seager, F Kyle Satterstrom, Igor Linkov, Seth P Tuler, Rebecca Kay
Volume 3 Issue 3; Page 310-321; Jul 2007
A typological review of environmental assessment measures and summary of some practices and strategic goals among federal agencies with regard to oil and chemical spills with an aim to improve planning efforts and communication among groups involved in spill management.

Ecological significance of residual exposures and effects from the Exxon Valdez oil spill
Mark A Harwell, John H Gentile
Volume 2 Issue 3; Page 204-246; Jul 2006
An extensive review of the literature funded by the Exxon Valdez Trustees or by ExxonMobil to assess exposures and effects from the Exxon Valdez oil spill.


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