Survey and Analysis of Impact of Hebei Spirit Oil Pollution Incident on Surrounding Environment

허베이스피리트호 유류오염사고가 주변환경에 미치는 영향조사 및 분석

  • 정광용 (한국건설교통기술평가원) ;
  • 이승환 (금오공과대학교 환경공학과)
  • Received : 2012.05.25
  • Accepted : 2012.06.18
  • Published : 2012.07.31


According to the Hebei Spirit incident, 12,547kl of crude oil was spilled into the sea and a total of approximately 40,000 households was damaged. Also, eleven cities and counties including "Taean" were designated as a Special Disaster District by government. Large oil pollution incidents cause severe impact on the change of the surrounding environment as well as destruction of the natural environment of damaged areas. This study analyzes the impacts on the surrounding environment of damaged areas caused by Hebei Spirit oil pollution incident, focusing on the largest damaged county called Taean. Survey was performed with items which are changes in population and local economy, effects on public health, social conflicts and etc. The result of analysis can be used as an important factor to forecast the impact on a damaged area in case of future oil pollution incidents and to establish effective policy of government.


Hebei Spirit;Oil pollution incidents;Impact survey;Social conflicts;Compensation supports