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Main Title Response of a salt marsh to oil spill and cleanup : biotic and erosional effects in the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey /
Author Dibner, Phillip C.,
CORP Author URS Co., San Mateo, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-109; EPA-68-03-2160
Stock Number PB-285 211
OCLC Number 04186145
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Salt marshes--New Jersey ; Oil spills ; Marshes, Tide--New Jersey
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Cleaning ; Marshes ; Estuaries ; Crude oil ; Removal ; Sea grasses ; Monitoring ; Aquatic plants ; Cutting ; Contamination ; Primary biological productivity ; Plant physiology ; Plant tissues ; Substrates ; Erosion ; Hackensack River ; Mortality ; Boats ; New Jersey ; Salt marshes ; Spartina alterniflora ; Oil spills ; Suffocation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA-600/7-78-109 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 02/11/2005
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-109 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/28/2014
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-109 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-109 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-285 211 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 52 pages : illustrations, maps, tables ; 28 cm
This study addresses the biological and erosional response of portions of the Hackensack Meadowlands estuarine marsh to the Wellen Oil Company number 6 crude oil spill of late May 1976, and the subsequent cleanup operations. Cleanup included cutting and removal of oiled grasses of the species Spartina alterniflora from the bank of the Hackensack River. Data were gathered from several locations along the river bank and in the inner marsh during four sampling sessions, at approximately 4 month intervals, throughout the year following the spill. The productivity of the marsh plants, the composition of marsh soil invertebrate communities, the presence of oil in the substrate, and erosional trends were monitored. Results suggest that cutting heavily oiled Spartina soon after contamination saved the plants from dying by root suffocation.
"June 1978." "Contract No. 68-03-2160." "Project Officer, Leo T. McCarthy, Jr., Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch." Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37).