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Main Title Alaskan oil spill bioremediation project update. {microform} :
CORP Author Eastern Research Group, Inc., Arlington, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Center for Environmental Research Information.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Place Published Washington, DC :
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/8-89/073; EPA-68-C8-0014
Stock Number PB90-216466
OCLC Number 45409343
Subjects Crude oil; Oil pollution; Water pollution control; Prince William Sound; Feasibility; Nutrients; Fertilizers; Microorganisms; Sediments; Beaches; Bacteria; Field tests; Assessments; Degradation; Alaska; Oil spills; Clean up
Subject Added Ent Oil spills--Alaska--Prince William Sound; Petroleum--Biodegradation
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
ERBD PB90-216466 NERL/ESD-LV Library/Las Vegas,NV 12/01/2000
NTIS PB90-216466 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 20 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Abstract The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development entered into a cooperative agreement with the Exxon Company to initiate a bio-remediation study as part of an effort to clean up oil on the shorelines of Prince William Sound, Alaska. The presence of oil was the result of an 11-million gallon spill of crude oil from the tanker, Exxon Valdez, on March 24, 1989. The study was designed to determine the feasibility of using nutrients to enhance microorganisms that live in the waters and sediments to degrade the oil and, thus, reduce its detrimental effects. Two types of fertilizer, a water soluble and an oleophilic, were applied on both physically cleaned and untreated beach sediments. Several sampling and field testing methods were used to observe changes in the composition of the oil, to monitor the movement of added nutrients in the test beaches, to detect changes in the number of bacteria present as the test proceeded and to assess the degradation of the oil. Based on available results of ORD's research, Exxon proposed to begin bioremediation on nearly 6,000 yards of shoreline in the Sound. The application began August 1, 1989.
Notes "Contract no. 68-C8-0014." Cover title. "August 1989." "EPA/600/8-89/073."
Supplementary Notes Color illustrations reproduced in black and white. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Center for Environmental Research Information.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. ; Arlington, MA. Eastern Research Group, Inc.
PUB Date Free Form 1990.
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20001121135152
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01113nam 2200289Ka 45020