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Main Title Cleanup efficiency and biological effects of a fuel oil spill in cold weather : the 1977 Bouchard no. 65 oil spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts /
Author Schrier, Eric.,
CORP Author URS Co., San Mateo, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-133; URS-7004-05-01; EPA-68-03-2160
Stock Number PB-286 362
OCLC Number 04370328
Subjects Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc--Massachusetts ; Oil spills--Massachusetts
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Cleaning ; Cold weather operations ; Buzzards Bay ; Sea ice ; Benthos ; Ocean tides ; Tidal currents ; Sampling ; Sediments ; Shellfish ; Skimmers ; Collection ; Barges ; Assessments ; Combustion ; Chemical analysis ; Massachusetts ; Oil pollution removal ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution control ; Socioeconomics
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD420.S35 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-133 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-133 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-133 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/24/2017
NTIS  PB-286 362 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 188 pages : illustrations, maps, tables ; 28 cm
This study was initiated following the 1977 Bouchard No. 65 fuel oil spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Its major objectives were to evaluate the techniques used to clean up and/or mitigate damage from this spill and make recommendations of feasible alternative methods that may be used in future spills in similar environmental conditions; to inventory and evaluate EPA sampling techniques and problems; and to assess the environmental damage caused by the spill. Because of the unusual ice and weather conditions at Buzzards Bay during and after the spill, much of the cleanup effort relied on methods and equipment rarely used before. Modifications of existing techniques are necessary if future spills in similar conditions are to be treated more successfully. Unlike previous No. 2 spills in the bay, acute biological effects were not observed. Severe biological damage was probably prevented by the entrapment of oil in both shore-fast and free-flowing ice.
"July 1978." "Contract No. 68-03-2160." "Project Officer Leo T. McCarthy, Jr., Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch." Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-129).