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Environmental impact of an accidental water pollution

Cedre Information Day, 17 October 2002, Paris

Right after an accidental water pollution, statements dramatize the impact. It will be severe and long lasting. Years after, the image arising from scientific studies is far different : actual impact remained limited, no species was endangered. Where is the truth ? In the tradition of the information days of Cedre, the problem will be thoroughly addressed by the speakers and discussed with the attendants, for the first time in a bilingual session.

Morning session Chairman Mr Benoît Lesaffre, Directeur-adjoint 4E, Ministère de l’Écologie et du Développement Durable

 

Theme : impact assessment

Pollution of the Guadiamar by toxic waste of the Aznalcollar mine : facts, impacts and restoration by José Luis Saiz Diaz, EGMASA, Séville, Espagne
application/pdf Pollution of the Guadiamar by toxic waste of the Aznalcollar mine : facts, impacts and restoration

Somes-Tisa-Danube Catchment Pollution Impact of the Toxic Spill from Baia Mare, Romania by Christophe Rousseau, Cedre pour Dr Radu Rautiu, IC Consultant Ltd, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, Londres, UK
  application/pdf Somes-Tisa-Danube Catchment Pollution Impact of the Toxic Spill from Baia Mare, Romania

Impact and repair of a major black tide in the Mediterranean: the Haven incident in the gulf of Genoa by Ezio Amato, ICRAM, Rome, Italie
  application/pdf Impact and repair of a major black tide in the Mediterranean: the Haven incident in the gulf of Genoa

Organisation, activities and conclusions of the Sea Empress Environmental Evaluation Comittee in Wales by Christopher Wooldridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Cardiff University, Pays de Galles
  application/pdf Organisation, activities and conclusions of the Sea Empress Environmental Evaluation Comittee in Wales

 

 

Afternoon session Chairman Mr de Gilles Vincent, Direction Générale Environnement, Commission Européenne 

Theme : impact mitigation

An operational tool for impact mitigation : the Net Environmental Benefit Analysis by Dr Michael O'Brien, The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd, Londres, UK
application/pdf An operational tool for impact mitigation : the Net Environmental Benefit Analysis

Environment friendly response : cleaning without damaging, restoring adequately, Erika examples by Loïc Kérambrun, Cedre
  application/pdf Environment friendly response : cleaning without damaging, restoring adequately, Erika examples

Reducing consequences on exploited natural resources : the management of shellfish farming areas in the Erika incident by Hélène Oger-Jeanneret, IFREMER
  application/pdf Reducing consequences on exploited natural resources : the management of shellfish farming areas in the Erika incident

Saving waterfowl : moving away sensible species, cleaning soiled individuals, managing volunteeers by Jim Conroy, Vice-Chairman, Sea Alarm Foundation
  application/pdf Saving waterfowl : moving away sensible species, cleaning soiled individuals, managing volunteeers

Environmental dimension in response planning and implementation : conflicts, dialogue and consensus by Michel Girin, Cedre
  application/pdf Environmental dimension in response planning and implementation : conflicts, dialogue and consensus

Last update: 18/04/2014