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Main Title Alaskan oil spill bioremediation project.
CORP Author Eastern Research Group, Inc., Arlington, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Center for Environmental Research Information.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600-8-89-073; EPA-68-C8-0014; PB90216466
Stock Number PB90-216466
OCLC Number 21472614
Subjects Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Alaska, 1989 ; Bioremediation--Alaska--Prince William Sound ; Oil spills--Alaska--Prince William Sound ; Petroleum--Biodegradation ; Pacific Ocean--Prince William Sound ; Hazardous wastes
Additional Subjects Crude oil ; Oil pollution ; Water pollution control ; Prince William Sound ; Feasibility ; Nutrients ; Fertilizers ; Microorganisms ; Sediments ; Beaches ; Bacteria ; Field tests ; Assessments ; Degradation ; Alaska ; Oil spills ; Clean up
Internet Access
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July 1990
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA/600/8-89/073 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/23/2007
EJBD  EPA 600-8-89-073 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/16/2016
EKCD  EPA/600/8-89/073 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 03/21/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-89-073 August 1989 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-8-89-073 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
EMBD  EPA/600/8-89/073 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 10/05/1991
ESAD  EPA 600-8-89-073 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/26/2017
NTIS  PB90-216466 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development entered into a cooperative agreement with the Exxon Company to initiate a bio-remediation study as part of an effort to clean up oil on the shorelines of Prince William Sound, Alaska. The presence of oil was the result of an 11-million gallon spill of crude oil from the tanker, Exxon Valdez, on March 24, 1989. The study was designed to determine the feasibility of using nutrients to enhance microorganisms that live in the waters and sediments to degrade the oil and, thus, reduce its detrimental effects. Two types of fertilizer, a water soluble and an oleophilic, were applied on both physically cleaned and untreated beach sediments. Several sampling and field testing methods were used to observe changes in the composition of the oil, to monitor the movement of added nutrients in the test beaches, to detect changes in the number of bacteria present as the test proceeded and to assess the degradation of the oil. Based on available results of ORD's research, Exxon proposed to begin bioremediation on nearly 6,000 yards of shoreline in the Sound. The application began August 1, 1989.
Cover title. "August 1989." "EPA/600-8-89-073."