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Mauritania - Chinguetti Oilfield Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 9) : Toxicity assessment of fresh and weathered crude oil from the Chinguetti field (English)

This environmental assessment for Mauritania Chinguetti Oilfield development project indicates that the Project can be developed and managed with minimal adverse environmental effects, and with little likelihood of exposing the Banc d'Arguin National Park, and other protected areas, to adverse effects. For the environmental hazards associated with routine discharges and emissions, potential adverse effects will be limited to the immediate vicinity of the development location. Emissions of greenhouse gases from routine operations will be minimized over field life through re-injection of gas into a suitable sub-surface reservoir. Accidental oil spills have the potential to cause adverse effects to resources beyond the immediate development location. However, oil spill risk analysis indicates that the likelihood of spills greater than 2,000 barrels occurring at the development location is generally unlikely to remote, depending on spill source. The focus of environmental management will be on the implementation of appropriate prevention and response measures that reflect currently accepted and responsible industry practices, procedures and environmental standards for managing oil spill risk from this type of development. Effective measures to prevent and respond to oil spills will be put in place under the framework of an oil spill contingency plan. Similarly, prevention and response measures for managing the other environmental hazards will be given effect through the project environmental management plan, to be developed following the environmental impact statement.

Details

  • Document Date

    2003/10/01

  • Document Type

    Environmental Assessment

  • Report Number

    E1487

  • Volume No

    9

  • Total Volume(s)

    10 (See all volumes)

  • Country

    Mauritania,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Toxicity assessment of fresh and weathered crude oil from the Chinguetti field

  • Keywords

    absorption, animals, Arsenic, baseline data, benthic cover, Benthic Fauna, benthic organisms, bivalves, Cadmium, calcium, Chromium, clay, Copepod, Copper, coral, crabs, Crustacea, deep water, echinoderms, exploration, Fauna, Field sites, field survey, fish, fisheries, fishes, fishing, fishing pressure, frog, heating, Heavy Metals, Human disturbance, Invertebrates, Laboratories, live coral, marine sediments, Mercury, METHODOLOGY, molluscs, Mound, Mound sites, Mounds, nickel, petroleum hydrocarbons, plankton, programs, rat, sand, sea, Sediment, Sediment Samples, sediments, sharks, shrimps, snail, soft corals, species, sponges, Taxonomic composition, techniques, Total Organic Carbon, urchin, urchins, water depth, Zinc

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Mauritania - Chinguetti Oilfield Development Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 9) : Toxicity assessment of fresh and weathered crude oil from the Chinguetti field (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/415661468054640538/Toxicity-assessment-of-fresh-and-weathered-crude-oil-from-the-Chinguetti-field