Exhibit 1.6—Both boards have reported the number and volume of spills—text version

2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Fall 2012 Report—Chapter 1

Exhibit 1.6—Both boards have reported the number and volume of spills

This image includes a line graph that shows the number of spills reported by the Newfoundland–Labrador Board and the Nova Scotia Board from 2000 to 2011. A table below it shows the total volume of these spills.

Following is the data for the number of spills and the total volume of spills from 2000 to 2011.

  Number of spills reported by year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Newfoundland–
Labrador Board
10 17 26 25 56 40 38 39 38 42 19 49
Nova Scotia Board 42 17 25 29 8 14 11 5 9 9 12 6
  Yearly total volume of reported spills in thousands of litres*
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Newfoundland–
Labrador Board
4.9 5.7 12.3 31.4 274.0 4.2 4.3 75.2 4.9 0.3 0.2 34.0
Nova Scotia Board 1.8 0.2 7.6 27.5 357.5 1.2 159.3 0.08 0.03 0.2 0.7 0.4

* Where a reported spill volume was a range, the maximum of the range was used. The reported spills include several different substances, such as diesel fuel and hydraulic oil.

Sources: Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board and Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board

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