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Response strategy development using net environmental benefit analysis (NEBA). Good practice guidelines for incident management and emergency response personnel.

June 2015

Revision 2016

After an oil spill, urgent decisions need to be made about how to minimize environmental and socio-economic impacts. The advantages and disadvantages of different responses need to be compared with each other and with natural clean-up. This process is called Net Environmental Benefit Analysis. This document explains how the process takes into account the circumstances of the spill, the practicalities of clean-up response, the relative impacts of oil and clean-up options, and the process by which judgements are made on the relative importance of social, economic and environmental factors.

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