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Main Title Results of the drilling fluids research program sponsored by the Gulf Breeze Environmental Research Laboratory, 1976-1984, and their application to hazard assessment /
Author Duke, Thomas W. ; Duke, T. W. ; Parrish, P. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parrish, Patrick R.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/4-84-055;
Stock Number PB84-223072
OCLC Number 13571170
Subjects Offshore oil well drilling--Environmental aspects ; Drilling muds
Additional Subjects Drilling fluids ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Mexico Gulf ; Environmental impacts ; Aquatic animals ; Diesel oils ; Reefs ; Sensitivity ; Life cycles ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Shrimps ; Larvae ; Clams ; Exposure ; Additives ; Concentration(Composition) ; Hydrocarbons ; Oysters ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA-600/4-84-055 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 03/07/2008
ELBD RPS EPA 600-4-84-055 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/13/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-4-84-055 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB84-223072 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation approximately 157 pages in various pagings ; 28 cm
The Environmental Research Laboratory, Gulf Breeze, FL, carried out a research program to evaluate the potential impact of drilling fluids on the marine environment from 1976-1983. Results showed that drilling fluids can be toxic to marine animals at certain concentrations and exposure regimes. Drilling fluids can adversely affect animals through physical contact or physiologically. While some components that are toxic are no longer permitted for fluids released on the OCS, diesel oil is a toxic component of used fluids collected recently from the Gulf of Mexico. Models developed to predict the impact of drilling fluids on open, well-mixed marine environments suggested that under 'normal' operating conditions, most detectable adverse effects will be limited to within several hundred meters of the point of discharge.
"June. 1984." Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-94). "EPA-600/4-84-055."