||Tropical Oil Pollution Investigations in Coastal Systems (Tropics). A Technical Status Report with Cover Letter dated 09/12/85.
||American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Oil spills ;
Oil pollution ;
Petroleum hydrocarbons ;
Water contamination ;
Ecologically safe ;
Intertidal habitats ;
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The purpose of this study is to establish whether the application of dispersants to spilled oil is an ecologically safe means of controlling oil spills and to further investigate and document the effects of oil pollution in inter-tidal and sub-tidal habitats. To examine this, three sites were selected. The first was treated with Prudhoe Bay crude oil at liter per square meter (L/m (sub 2)) of surface area within the site. A second site was treated with the same oil mixed with a dispersant concentrate. An approximate concentration of 50 parts per million (ppm) of dispersed oil was maintained within the site for 24 hours. A third site was used as an untreated reference site.