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Main Title Nutrient Movement through Beach Media: Problems and Field Results Application to Enhance Cleanup of Oil Contaminated Shoreline.
Author McCutcheon, S. C. ; Haines, J. R. ; Glaser, J. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/101;
Stock Number PB93-191344
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Biodegradation ; Water pollution control ; Prince William Sound ; Knight Island ; Oil pollution removal ; Beaches ; Fertilizers ; Microorganisms ; Biological treatment ; Field tests ; Bioremediation ; Exxon Valdez ; Cleanup operation
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NTIS  PB93-191344 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez went aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, releasing approximately 11 million gallons of Prudhoe Bay crude oil. After learning of the magnitude of the spill, the EPA office of Research and Development (ORD) convened a meeting of nationally and internationally recognized scientists in the field of oil biodegradation to evaluate the feasibility of using bioremediation to assist in cleanup operations. Recommendations from the meeting urge ORD to plan and conduct a field demonstration project to evaluate the use of fertilizers for accelerating natural biodegradation of the spilled oil.