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Environmental
Thesaurus
barrière de confinement
Definition

A floating device used to contain oil on a body of water. Once the boom has been inflated, it is towed downwind of the oil slick and formed into a U-shape; under the influence of wind, the oil becomes trapped within the boom. Skimming equipment travels into the boom enclosure and the oil is pumped into containers.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/5830