Offshore Oceanographic and Environmental Monitoring Services for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Response to Decision Makers' Questions: Water and Sediment Quality


Two of the questions considered were: 1. Given the composition of a discharge (waste stream), can the effects on water (and sediment) quality be predicted? 2. How much of a pollutant would have to be introduced to produce a measurable change in water quality and over what area? This report presents our evaluation of these two questions based upon results of the previous monitoring program.


45 pages


Strategic Petroleum Reserve - environmental effects, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, offshore oil and gas development, brine