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Main Title Eutrophication Analysis of Embayments in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Author Lung, W. S. ; Martin, J. L. ; McCutcheon, S. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Dept. of Civil Engineering. ;AScI Corp., Athens, GA.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/457;
Stock Number PB95-130704
Additional Subjects Prince William Sound ; Eutrophication ; Oil spills ; Water pollution ; Biodeterioration ; Bays ; Microorganisms ; Algae ; Plant growth ; Fertilizers ; Nutrients ; Land pollution control ; Long term effects ; Beaches ; Cleanup operations ; Embayments ; Exxon Valdez ; Passage Cove ; Snug Harbor
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-130704 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Fertilizers were used in the summer of 1989 to accelerate bacterial growth in a bioremediation effort to clean up the beaches following the EXXON Valdez oil spill. Mathematical models were used to quantify the eutrophication potential in two selected embayments in Prince William Sound: Passage Cove and Snug Harbor. First, mass transport in these two embayments was determined to. Next, eutrophication models were developed for these two embayments to simulate the seasonal algal concentrations prior to fertilizer application. Finally, a series of nutrient-loading-scenarios based on different fertilizer and other chemical application rates were developed to investigate the impact. Model results and the data available indicated that the rapid exchange between embayments and the open water limits algal growth and buildup of concentrations of other chemicals applied to beaches. The exception is the potential for some ammonia toxicity at high application rates. Despite the limited data available it is clear that no significant increased algal growth would be expected following fertilizer application.