The Ashland Oil Spill of January 1988 - an EPA Perspective

  • Stanley L. Laskowski
  • Thomas C. Voltaggio

Abstract

The Ashland Oil Spill of January, 1988 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was one of the largest inland releases of oil in U.S. history. The response to this release lasted over a month and involved the combined resources of government, industry and the public. This paper discusses the spill incident, the response, and the causes of the release. The inquiry into the regulatory aspects of this incident is continuing and is not a focus of this paper.

Keywords

Coast Guard Command Post Spill Incident United States Coast Guard Downstream Water User 
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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley L. Laskowski
    • 1
  • Thomas C. Voltaggio
    • 1
  1. 1.United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region IIIPhiladelphiaUSA

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