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Oil spills at sea

Oil spills at sea

potential impacts on Hawaii : a report prepared for the Department of Health, State of Hawaii

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Published by The Program in [Honolulu, Hawaii] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Hawaii.,
  • Oil spills -- Economic aspects -- Hawaii.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology ; Rose T. Pfund, editor.
    SeriesUNIHI-SEAGRANT-CR -- no. 92-6., Sea Grant cooperative report -- UNIHI-SEAGRANT-CR-92-06.
    ContributionsPfund, Rose T., Hawaii. Dept. of Health., University of Hawaii at Manoa. Sea Grant College Program.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 166 p. :
    Number of Pages166
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17682462M


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