Comparison of Metal Concentrations in Soils, Sediments, and Selected Species From the Area Around Chevron Texaco No. 2 Bayou Tank Battery in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Louisiana and Preliminary Determination of Oxidation State

EPA Grant Number: R829584C005
Subproject: this is subproject number 005 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R829584
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: Louisiana Environmental Research Center (McNeese State)
Center Director: Ford, Mark A.
Title: Comparison of Metal Concentrations in Soils, Sediments, and Selected Species From the Area Around Chevron Texaco No. 2 Bayou Tank Battery in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Louisiana and Preliminary Determination of Oxidation State
Investigators: Ford, Mark A. , Stacy, Gus
Institution: McNeese State University
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: February 1, 2002 through January 31, 2007
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2004) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Targeted Research

Objective:

This research project will collect soil and sediment samples from a crude oil spill site that was remediated by a controlled burning in the Sabine Wildlife National Refuge in Southwest Louisiana for determination of selected metals: vanadium, nickel, manganese, and zinc. A preliminary study of metal speciation (oxidation state) in these soils for Vanadium will be pursued using X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES) at the nearby Center for Advanced Materials (CAMD) in Baton Rouge.

Supplemental Keywords:

wetlands, wetland restoration, wetland remediation, marsh, Louisiana, restored marshes, sedimentation rate, vertical soil accretion, root zone influences,, Scientific Discipline, Water, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Restoration, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration, contaminated sediment, coastal environments, restoration strategies, ecological recovery, remediation, wetland restoration, oil spills, environmental rehabilitation, water quality

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004 Progress Report
  • 2005
  • Final

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R829584    Louisiana Environmental Research Center (McNeese State)

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R829584C001 Wetland Restoration and Remediation in Southwest Louisiana Marshes: A Study of Soil Elevation, Vertical Accretion, Shallow Subsidence and Root Zone Influences in Marshes Restored Using a Variety of Techniques
    R829584C002 Developing Methods for Identifying Suitable Donors for Wetland Plant Restoration Through Transplantation
    R829584C003 Effects of Salinity and Bottom Substrate Composition on the Growth and Proliferation of Widgeongrass (Ruppia maritima)
    R829584C004 A Comparison of Health Parameters and Parasites in the Marsh Rice Rat Oryzomys palustris From Natural Freshwater, Saltwater, and Restored Marshes in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
    R829584C005 Comparison of Metal Concentrations in Soils, Sediments, and Selected Species From the Area Around Chevron Texaco No. 2 Bayou Tank Battery in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Louisiana and Preliminary Determination of Oxidation State
    R829584C006 Use of The Prairie Garden and Plant Material Center To Collect, Propagate, and Maintain Breeder Blocks and Garden Specimens of Louisiana Prairie And Wetland Ecotypes
    R829584C007 Density of Marsh Periwinkles and Fire Ant Mounds in Natural and Restored Marshes in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge