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Main Title Damage Assessment Studies Following the NEPCO 140 Oil Spill on the St. Lawrence River.
Author Palm, Daniel J. ; Alexander, Maurice M. ; Phillips, David M. ; Longabucco, Patricia ;
CORP Author Saint Lawrence-Eastern Ontario Commission, Watertown, NY.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-R-805031; EPA-600/7-79-256;
Stock Number PB80-154594
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Oil pollution ; Saint Lawrence River ; Wildlife ; Damage assessment ; Environmental impacts ; Hydrocarbons ; Fishes ; Birds ; Aquatic animals ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Abundance ; Tables(Data) ; Recreation ; Cost analysis ; Economic impact ; New York ; Oil spills ; Clean up
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-154594 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 175p
The primary objective of this two-and-one half year research effort was to determine the environmental and economic impacts of the NEPCO 140 oil spill. This spill occurred in the freshwater environment of the St. Lawrence River on June 23, 1976. The cleanup operation, which cost about 8.6 million dollars, was reviewed to compare it to the priority cleanup scheme prepared by a private consultant at the request of EPA. In addition, field surveys of residual hydrocarbons were undertaken in the fall and spring following the spill to determine the effects of time and the elements on these residuals. Upon completion of a short background discussion on petroleum in the environment and a description of the study area, information is provided regarding the diversity and abundance of wildlife in the study area. The economic impacts of the spill are summarized in terms of direct economic impact experienced by both residential and commercial property owners as well as other classes of riparian property owners.