Most oil spill clean-up operations, particularly those on shore, result in the collection of substantial quantities of oil and oily waste. The storage and disposal of waste is an important aspect of any response operation and adequate provisions for waste management should be clearly highlighted in any oil spill contingency plan. It is essential that arrangements made at the beginning of an incident act to prevent waste issues from compromising the response effort and becoming a costly problem that continues long after the spill clean-up is complete.
This paper explores the various options available for the management of waste material generated as a result of ship-source oil spills in the marine environment.
Categories: Planning & operations, Disposal, Technical Information Paper (TIPS)