The RESTCo Spill Monitor
The RESTCo Spill Monitor is a monthly e-publication about the real
consequences of the spills of petroleum products, in both the immediate and
longer term. We follow the stories about spills after they fade from the mainstream
media. We dig into the issues below the surface, and take an evidence-based look
at how consequences can be reduced and remediated. While there are many publications
for the oil industry and those interested in environmental issues, and scientific
journals for research in a number of related areas, we felt there was an open niche
in presenting useful information about petroleum product spills and related topics
such as risk reduction, real consequences, true remediation, best practices, etc.
Our intended audience includes first responders, environmental cleanup personnel,
researchers, oil companies, governments at all levels and anyone interested in the
energy sector, health effects and economic and environmental consequences.
Our first few issues will be distributed for free, as we introduce ourselves to
our readers, and learn from their responses and comments. Eventually, we expect
to charge an annual subscription fee.
Our plan is to present a high level survey of relevant material each month, and
using Web technology provide a means to drill down deeper into topics of interest
Have a look at our first issue (January 2012) in
PDF format or HTML
for mobile devices.