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Oil and Hazardous Materials Response Reports

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Here are reports describing oil and chemical spill responses in which NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) participated from October 1992 through September 1999. They contain incident summaries, descriptions of the behavior of spilled material, discussions of countermeasures and mitigation measures applied, and descriptions of special issues.

You also can find this information on IncidentNews.noaa.gov, a site maintained by OR&R, and in the Oil Spill Case Histories [PDF, 1.7 MB] document, which summarizes responses to significant U.S. and international spills that occurred from 1967 through 1991.

Reports

These reports are PDF (Portable Document Format) files. To view these files, you'll need the Adobe Reader. When one of the PDFs is displayed in Adobe Reader, you can navigate through the reports in two ways: you can use the Bookmarks in the left section of Adobe Reader, or you can click on table of contents entries and section headings to move between the table of contents and individual sections.

  • Response Reports: 1999 [PDF, 470 KB]: Reports for all of NOAA OR&R's responses from October 1998 through September 1999. Includes the New Carissa response report.
     
  • Response Reports: 1998 [PDF, 386 KB]: Reports for all of NOAA OR&R's responses from October 1997 through September 1998.
     
  • Response Reports: 1997 [PDF, 425 KB]: Reports for all of NOAA OR&R's responses from October 1996 through September 1997.
     
  • Response Reports: 1996 [PDF, 315 KB]: Reports for all of NOAA OR&R's responses from October 1995 through September 1996.
     
  • Response Reports: 1995 [PDF, 332 KB]: Reports for all of NOAA OR&R's responses from October 1994 through September 1995.
     
  • Response Reports: 1994 [PDF, 408 KB]: Reports for all of NOAA OR&R's responses from October 1993 through September 1994.
     
  • Response Reports: 1993 [PDF, 297 MB]: Reports for all of NOAA OR&R's responses from October 1992 through September 1993.