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Main Title Alaskan oil spill bioremediation project : update.
CORP Author Eastern Research Group, Inc., Arlington, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Center for Environmental Research Information.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/8-89/073; EPA-68-C8-0014
Stock Number PB90-216466
Subjects Oil spills--Alaska--Prince William Sound. ; Petroleum--Biodegradation. ; Pacific Ocean--Prince William Sound.
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
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NTIS  PB90-216466 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 20 pages : illustrations ; 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.
"Contract no. 68-C8-0014." Cover title. "August 1989." "EPA/600/8-89/073." Microfiche.