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A guide to shoreline clean-up techniques

December 2015

Revision 2016

This document sets out the important factors to be considered when contemplating the clean-up of an oiled shoreline, including the steps to be taken in managing shoreline clean-up operations. The advantages and disadvantages of some of the most frequently used techniques are discussed, as well as identifying at what stage in the overall operation a particular technique is likely to be most useful. In addition, the document examines the interaction between stranded oil and different shoreline types, and suggests some possible approaches to addressing the challenges this interaction can present.

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