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Main Title Environmental effects of Schuylkill oil spill II, June 1972 /
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Oil and Special Materials Control Division.
Publisher EPA,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-430/9-75-019
Stock Number PB-258 412
OCLC Number 02087204
Subjects Oil spills--Environmental aspects--Pennsylvania--Schuylkill River. ; Oil spills--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Norton Sound. ; Pacific Ocean--Norton Sound.
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Schuylkill River ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Vegetation ; Aquatic plants ; Metals ; Hydrocarbons ; Marine biology ; Aquatic biology ; Petroleum products ; Environmental impacts ; Fishes ; Sediments ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Pennsylvania ; Ecology ; Oil spills ; Heavy metals ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 430-9-75-019 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2012
EJBD  EPA 430-9-75-019 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/14/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 430-9-75-019 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/31/2018
ESAD  EPA 430-9-75-019 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/30/2010
NTIS  PB-258 412 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 xiii, 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The fate and effects of a spill of six to eight million gallons of waste crankcase oil rerefined sludge into the Schuylkill River, Pa., in June of 1972 have been studied. The spilled oil contained high concentrations of heavy metals and aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. The spill occurred during a flood, and riverbank trees were coated with oil. Levels of lead were higher in downstream trees; however, no direct permanent effects were noted. Levels of heavy metals in river waters remained below those set by the U.S. Public Health Service for drinking water supplies; however, higher concentrations of lead and zinc were observed downstream. Levels of lead in sediments were higher downstream. Concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons in sediments were higher at downstream stations. Concentrations of lead in downstream benthic macrofauna were higher.
Under contract 68-01-0781. Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109).