STUDY SHOWS FEWER U.S. TANKER SPILLS IN 1989

Controversy and publicity surrounding the Exxon Valdez spill notwithstanding, there were fewer major oil tanker spills in U.S. waters last year than the average during 1978 89. That can be seen in a recent study by Golob's Oil Pollution Bulletin, Cambridge, Mass. Golob's study found the number of major tanker incidents involving the loss of 10,000 gal of oil or more-off the U.S. averaged six or seven/year in 1978-89.

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