Research on Liability for Oil Pollution Between China and US



This article discusses question about compensation for oil pollution in China and United states. Both China and US have law and regulations on liability for pollution resulted by oil spill, but the method of remedies of two countries is different, the difference lies in regulations, litigation procedure, trial court which to handle the cases of oil spill. The article will analyze the differences.


Compensation system; Oil spill; Compensation Fund; litigation

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Zhao, zhang yuan a researcher of China Environment Science Institute estimated oil spill in Bohai bay more than 10000 tons. Dong liang jie, professor of Hawaii university, who evaluated the oil spill in Mexico oil spill incident, estimate 7070 tons of oil spilled in Bohai Bay, see Expert Estimate 10000 Tons Oil Spill in Bohai Bay.[online] Available

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