Research Accomplishments, 1987-1994: Multidsciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
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Table 3
Impacts of Earthquake-Generated Crude Oil Pipeline failure [Tierney, 1992].

Impacts Phase of Emergency
  Emergency
Response
Short-Term
Recovery
Long-Term
Recovery
I. Oil Spill Effects x x  
Loss of Oil x x  
Surface Water Pollution x x  
Ground Water Pollution x x x
Threats to Human Health x x  
Threats to Wildlife x x x
Threats to Vegetation x x x
Fire Hazards x    
Threats to Water Supply x    
Damage to Water Treatment facilities x x  
Disruption of Crude Oil Supply x x  
Threats to Economic Activity x x x
Destruction of Scenic Beauty x x x
II. Response-Related Demands (Oil Spill Only)      
Oil Containment and Cleanup x    
Oil Waste Disposal x x x
Repair of Pipeline and Other Components x    
Restoration of Pipeline and Other Components x x  
Containment of Secondary Hazards(e.g. Fire) x    
Protection of Health, Welfare of residents x x x
Protection of Wildlife x x x
Protection of Vegetation x x x
Enhanced Pipeline Maintenance   x x
Restoration of Crude Oil Supply x x  
Alternative Water Supply Acquisition x x  

 

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