||Response of a salt marsh to oil spill and cleanup : biotic and erosional effects in the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey /
Dibner, Phillip C.,
||URS Co., San Mateo, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
|| Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ,
Salt marshes--New Jersey. ;
Oil spills. ;
Marshes, Tide--New Jersey
Oil pollution ;
Crude oil ;
Sea grasses ;
Aquatic plants ;
Primary biological productivity ;
Plant physiology ;
Plant tissues ;
Hackensack River ;
New Jersey ;
Salt marshes ;
Spartina alterniflora ;
Oil spills ;
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||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).