Terrorism, Oil Spill, and Criminal Sanctions: The Hammer and the Anvil

The Water Quality Insurance Syndicate has offices in Lower Manhattan in New York City, and the events of September 11th remain vivid. However, in its aftermath it was difficult to envision the broad reaching ripple effects resulting from the event. Among the effects is the clash of two major issues: the increasing use of criminal sanctions in reaction to spills of oil and hazardous substances, and the practical and emotional consequences of both possible and actual terrorist events.

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