Environmental Forensics is the systematic examination of environmental information that is used in litigation to allocate responsibility for contamination. The purpose of this book is to provide practicing environmental scientist and/or consultant and students with a complete litany of forensic techniques to identify the source of a release of oil into the environment. The forensic techniques described in this book represent methods gathered from scientists practicing throughout the world. Chapters cover the complete library of tools available for this purpose. Illustrations such as Exxon Valdez incident in 1989 and Guanabara Bay, Brazil in 2000, are chronicled to show technique successes and failures. This book is an essential tool to assist in identifying which analytical and interpretative techniques are best suited to particular oil spill projects. The information in this book provides the scientific framework from which national and international standards can be developed to identify the source of oil releases into the environment. An authoritative guide on the forensic techniques used in oil spill investigations from international experts with global experience. Provides the theoretical basis and practical applications for investigative techniques. Numerous case studies used to demonstrate proven techniques.