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Les autorités portuaires face aux pollutions pétrolières dans l’étang de Berre et le golfe de Fos (1945‑1979)

Abstract : In the wake of World War II, the development of oil activities compounded the environmental issues of the Étang de Berre/Gulf of Fos area. Ballast water discharges by tankers and accidental spills from refineries increased, as the crude oil imports significantly grew. The Chamber of Commerce and, from 1966 onwards, the Port Autonome de Marseille, which managed all port facilities from the Joliette basin to the docks of Fos, did not overlook these risks. Since they wanted to support the regional petroleum industry against criticisms, they took anti-pollution measures to prevent environmental disasters. Based on primary source materials, this article draws up an inventory of marine contamination, then compares both port authorities’ actions in order to study their evolutions, impacts and limits.
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Fabien Bartolotti. Les autorités portuaires face aux pollutions pétrolières dans l’étang de Berre et le golfe de Fos (1945‑1979). Rives Méditerranéennes, UMR TELEMME, 2020, pp.47-68. ⟨10.4000/rives.7771⟩. ⟨hal-03166936⟩

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