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Decommissioning the Brent Spar

Paula Owen Tony Rice



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Spon Press
08 April 1999
Environmental science, engineering & technology; Offshore engineering
The Brent Spar saga has become an environmental icon of the late nineties and its recent conclusion will have repercussions into the twenty-first century. Like the Newbury Bypass and the Exxon Valsez, this is one environmental issue with real resonance for the public. Decommissioning the 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 while situation to the 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.
By:   Paula Owen, Tony Rice
Imprint:   Spon Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   386g
ISBN:   9780419240808
ISBN 10:   0419240802
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   08 April 1999
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Decommissioning the Brent Spar

... provides a very readable account of the events of the summer of 1995, and examines the many issues with impartiality. The author ...lament secondary role which science had to playin debate, and they are frequently critical of Grennpeace. But they seem to be happy with the outcome. - Petroleum Economist 'Written to clarify a very complex and confusing situation...a book worthy of some attention.' - Farnham Herald 'A fine case study of how scientific advice can be distorted or ignored or both' - Ocean Challenge 'Fascinating' - Down to Earth

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