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Main Title Great Ohio River Oil Spill of 1988: A Case Study.
Author Clark, R. M. ; Vicory, A. H. ; Goodrich, J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, Cincinnati.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/094;
Stock Number PB88-211768
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Rivers ; Oil spills ; Water pollution ; Ohio River ; Water pollution effects ; Water pollution contingency plans ; Prediction analysis techniques ; Diesel fuels ; Monongahela River
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-211768 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A recent massive spill of diesel oil on the Monongahela River provided a very real example of the vulnerability of drinking water utilities to upstream industrial spills and discharges. Nearly eight hundred thousand gallons of diesel fuel entered the Monongahela River, 25 miles upstream from Pittsburgh and eventually affected the water supply of 3 1/2 million people on the Ohio River. Fortunately the institutions for dissemination of information and for monitoring the spill were effective and very few hardships occurred. However, the spill did reinforce the need for better techniques for predicting spill movement and concentrations on the Ohio.