Pollution | VOL. 8, ISSUE 48, May-June 2008 |

Oil Spill Management

The bulk of the world’s oil is transported through sea and about seventy percent of India's demand for crude oil is being imported via the oceanic route. Also many nations depend on oil imported from West Asia which passes through Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). As a consequence, there is a constant risk of oil spills along ship routes, near oil handling facilities and ports. So far, 66 spill incidents have been reported in the Indian waters during the last...

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