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5. Waste management

In this programme we’ll be looking at how we can most effectively manage oily waste from the moment it’s collected until its final treatment or disposal. Waste management is often a major operation after a large spill and even a minor spill can create

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6. Environmental impacts

We look at the environmental impacts of oils spills from the immediate effects on eco-systems and habitats to prospects for long term recovery. While an incident remains in the public eye, images of oiled coastlines and wildlife can influence a great dea

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7. Oil spill compensation

An oil spill can cause financial loss for a variety of organisations and individuals. We’ll look at some examples of the economic impacts of oil spills on businesses and livelihoods and finding out about the compensation process, from the sources of recom

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Oil Spills in Cold Climates - Trailer

This film will consider the strategies employed to deal with spills in some of the most challenging conditions on the planet.

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8. Oil Spills in Cold Climates

“Oil Spills in Cold Climates” explores the technical and logistical considerations and challenges that would need to be overcome in the event of a spill in icy waters.

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Shoreline clean-up and temporary storage

Military personnel collecting oil following the HEBEI SPIRIT oil spill

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Offshore recovery vessel

A specialised recovery vessel with fixed sweeping arms deployed during the PRESTIGE response operation

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Oiled mangrove shoreline

Aerial survey of an oiled mangrove shoreline and fishing port in Cebu, Philippines

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Boomed vessel in ice

Boom surrounding a casualty in ice infested waters

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Dispersant spraying

Application of dispersant from a multi-engined aircraft

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