Environmental risk analysis of oil handling facilities in port areas. Application to Tarragona harbor (NE Spain).

@article{Valdor2015EnvironmentalRA,
  title={Environmental risk analysis of oil handling facilities in port areas. Application to Tarragona harbor (NE Spain).},
  author={Paloma F Valdor and A. L. Guillen Gomez and A. Nicholas Puente},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={90 1-2},
  pages={78-87}
}
Diffuse pollution from oil spills is a widespread problem in port areas (as a result of fuel supply, navigation and loading/unloading activities). This article presents a method to assess the environmental risk of oil handling facilities in port areas. The method is based on (i) identification of environmental hazards, (ii) characterization of meteorological and oceanographic conditions, (iii) characterization of environmental risk scenarios, and (iv) assessment of environmental risk. The… CONTINUE READING
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