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Author McDonnell, Janet A., 1952-

Title The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill / by Janet A. McDonnell.

Imprint Fort Belvoir, Va. : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1992.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 103.43:870-1-41    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (viii, 148 pages) : illustrations.
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computer c rdamedia
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Series EP ; 870-1-41
EP (Washington, D.C.) ; 870-1-41.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The Exxon Valdez oil spill in March 1989 was the largest and most destructive in United States history. When the spill occurred, officials in the Pentagon could find little information on previous oil spills that would help them in planning a response. As a result, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Robert Page directed the Army Corps of Engineers to document its oil spill activities so that the 'lessons learned' would not be lost. This history chronicles the Defense Department and Corps response to the spill and evaluates specific problems such as dredge operations, shoreline cleanup, and funding and reimbursement and the efforts to resolve these problems. Although Exxon and the Coast Guard had responsibility for the cleanup operations and played a larger role than the Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps nonetheless made significant contributions. As part of the Department of Defense response, the Corps provided dredges, which proved to be the most effective equipment for recovering oil that had been collected on the water; advanced the ability to locate oil on the water surface and the shoreline using remote sensing; and provided officials in the White House and Pentagon with information on the scope of the problem that they could use in decision making. In looking at the Corps' response, certain themes become apparent. Most striking is the proactive nature and flexibility of the Corps of Engineers as an organization. The response clearly indicated the Corps' willingness and ability to assume new missions. It also reflected the dedication and innovation of Corps personnel, particularly Alaska District staff and the dredge crews. They walked into a tense, confused situation, carved out a mission, and executed that mission successfully. The Corps proved itself to be a worthy partner in oil spill response."--Introduction, p. v.
Subject United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Exxon Valdez (Ship)
Exxon Valdez (Ship) (OCoLC)fst00650729
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. (OCoLC)fst00534195
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region.
Tankers -- Accidents -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01044784
Tankers -- Accidents -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01142727
Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region. (OCoLC)fst01342015
Added Author United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Added Title United States Army Corps of Engineers response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill
Exxon Valdez oil spill
Other Form: Print version: McDonnell, Janet A., 1952- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. viii, 148 p. (DLC) 91043183 (OCoLC)24870986
Gpo Item No. 0338-B (online)
Sudoc No. D 103.43:870-1-41

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