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Health and Safety Aspects of In-situ Burning of Oil   [open pdf - 31KB]

"In-situ burning is the combustion of a spill product at the site of the spill (in situ is Latin for 'in place'.) In-situ burning of oil may offer a logistically simple, rapid, inexpensive, and relatively safe means for reducing the net environmental impact of an oil spill. Because a large portion of the oil is converted to gaseous combustion products, the need for collection, storage, transport, and disposal of recovered material can be substantially reduced. […] While the main purpose of this brief review is to present the major human health and safety considerations of in-situ burning, mentioning the greater health aspects that affect our environment and, ultimately, our quality of life is definitely warranted. We will touch on a few points only. These points include the feasibility of burning the oil as opposed to leaving it to evaporate, waste generation, and possible effects on exposed wildlife."

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1999
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Public Domain
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
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