"Economic Development and the Environment"
on the Sakhalin Offshore Oil and Gas Fields II

Copyright (C) 1999 by Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University.
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Oil Spills: Lessons from Alaska for Sakhalin

Rick Steiner

Introduction

A Note about Environmental Activism in Democracies

Environmental Impacts of Sakhalin Offshore Oil Development

Description of Sakhalin II Project:
Summary of Potential Impacts
        Chronic Impacts Expected from Normal Operations
        Acute Impacts from Serious Accidents
        Oil Spill Risk from Transport Tankers
        Safety Concerns at the FSO:
        Spill Response Preparedness:
        Liability Standards:
        Public Oversight:

Overview of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska

        The Spill:
        Biological Impacts:
        Social and Psychological Impacts:
        Economic Impacts:
        Restoration:

Conclusion


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