||Environmental effects of Schuylkill oil spill II, June 1972 /
||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Oil and Special Materials Control Division.
Oil spills--Environmental aspects--Pennsylvania--Schuylkill River. ;
Oil spills--Environmental aspects--Alaska--Norton Sound. ;
Pacific Ocean--Norton Sound.
Oil pollution ;
Schuylkill River ;
Aquatic plants ;
Marine biology ;
Aquatic biology ;
Petroleum products ;
Environmental impacts ;
Oil spills ;
Heavy metals ;
Water pollution effects(Animals) ;
Water pollution effects(Plants)
||Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||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).