GAO recommends fuller studies of LNG spill impacts

03/26/2007
Government policymakers seeking to determine where new LNG terminals are to be located and how existing facilities and tankers can be protected need additional studies conducted examining potential problems resulting from large LNG spills, said the Government Accountability Office in a new report.Although past studies have developed modeling assumptions based on small-scale spill data, there have been no large-scale LNG spills or spill experiments, GAO reported. “While there is general agreement on the types of effects from an LNG spill, the results of these models have created what appears to be conflicting assessments of the specific consequences of an LNG spill, creating uncertai...
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