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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Oil Spill Clean Up.
Author Claxton, L. D. ; Houk, V. S. ; Williams, R. ; Kremer, F. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/243;
Stock Number PB92-110469
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Public health ; Oil pollution ; Biodeterioration ; Waste treatment ; Salmonella ; Mutagens ; Assay ; Beaches ; Sampling ; Ecology ; Oil spills
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-110469 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/24/1992
Collation 3p
Due to the consideration of bioremediation for oil spills, it is important to understand the ecological and human health implications of bioremediation efforts. During biodegradation, the toxicity of the polluting material may actually increase upon the conversion of non-toxic constituents to toxic species. Also, toxic compounds refractory to biological degradation may compromise the effectiveness of the treatment technique. In the study, the Salmonella mutagenicity assay showed that both the Prudhoe Bay crude oil and its weathered counterpart collected from oil-impacted water were weakly mutagenic. Results also showed that the mutagenic components were depleted at a faster rate than the overall content of organic material.