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    Oil Spill Dispersants: Does South Africa Have an Alternative?

    Published: Jan 1984

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    The role of geographic and socioeconomic factors on the effects of oil pollution in South Africa is discussed. The sparse population and natural mechanisms provide little reason for alarm in the case of an oil spill at sea except for certain higher risk areas. Effects of previous spills are outlined, and government policy with regard to dispersant usage is discussed.


    oil spill, dispersant, South Africa, current systems, ecology, socioeconomic effects, pollution prevention, government policy

    Author Information:

    Chapman, P
    head, Oil Pollution Research Unit of the Sea Fisheries Institute,

    Committee/Subcommittee: F20.18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30249S

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