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Draft Spill Baseline and Accident Causality Study Report Available for Review


The Glosten Associates, in collaboration with Environmental Research Consulting have prepared a draft Spill Baseline and Causality Study Report for the Cook Inlet Maritime Risk Assessment Project.  The study builds from the vessel traffic study that was completed in February 2012.  The intent of the Spill Baseline and Causality Study is to:

·      Estimate the spill frequency and project spill size distribution by vessel type

·      Develops an oil spill baseline over the 10-year study period based on projected movements of oil and the estimated average spill rate

·      Characterizes spill from high-risk accidents, and

·      Provides accident scenarios based on the five most dominate accident types

The results of the report will be presented to the Cook Inlet Risk Assessment Advisory Panel and Management Team at their April 23rd meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.  The Advisory Panel, Management Team and public are encouraged to review and provide comments to the Facilitation Team using the form linked on the CIRA website or via email to cira.comments@nukaresearch.com by April 27th.

The draft report and comment form are available for on the Cook Inlet Risk Assessment project website:


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