Decommissioning The Brent Spar

Decommissioning The Brent Spar

by Paula Owen, Tony Rice


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Decommissioning of Brent Spar chronicles the events leading up to the recent decision to recycle the offshore installation in a Norwegian fjord; the Greenpeace campaign to stop it being dumped at sea; the repercussions of Shell's decision to abort the decommissioning at the eleventh hour; and the dialogue processes that have occurred to attempt to resolve the issue.
This book will give a balanced, impartial account of the whole situation to its present day, its key aim being to inform the reader about the facts and mechanisms of the dialogue process and the need to approach decisions in a different way.
Readers will benefit from an account of the mistakes made by both sides, the input from government, the scientific community, the press and public, and can apply this knowledge to future environmental issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780419240907
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/1999
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. What was the Brent Spar? Decommissioning and the BPEO Process. The Scientific Debate. The Use and Abuse of Precedent. The Seige. The Capitulation. The Aftermath: July-August 1995. The Way Forward: the Search for a Solution. The Brent Spar Legacy. Epilogue: was the Brent Spar a Good or Bad Thing? Appendix 1: International law and agreements. Appendix 2: The long list. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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