Oil Spill Cleanup


When a spill occurs, the prior planning and coordination of the National Response System greatly enhances the speed and effectiveness of the response. Variables such as the type and amount of product spilled, and the aspects of the particular ecosystem where the spill occurs, are considered using Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA). NEBA seeks to balance the potential impacts of the spill against the impacts of the available response options. Industry resources are cascaded from around the world in order to rapidly address a spill of any magnitude.