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Main Title Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates, and Effects.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Coast Guard, Washington, DC.;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number ISBN-0-309-03479-5; DTCG23-80-C-20038, NA81AA-D-00076;
Stock Number PB85-238079
Additional Subjects Crude oil ; Oil pollution ; Water pollution ; Ocean environments ; Sources ; Strips ; Cleaning ; Sites ; Runoff ; Industrial wastes ; Municipalities ; Offshore drilling ; Tanker ships ; Hydrocarbons ; Marine microorganisms ; Fuel oil ; Aquatic animals ; Bacteria ; Biodeterioration ; Fungi ; Animal behavior ; Oil spills ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Point sources
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NTIS  PB85-238079 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 621p
The report updates a 1975 Research Council study of the sources, fates, and effects of petroleum in the marine environment. The National Research Council committee found 'no irrevocable damage to marine resources on a broad oceanic scale' as a result of oil pollution from either chronic, routine sources or from occasional major spills. It cautioned that further research is needed before an 'unequivocal assessment' of the environmental impact of oil pollution can be made, particularly as it applies to specific locations and conditions. The most important sources of oil pollution in the world's seas, the committee concluded, are municipal and industrial runoff, the cleaning of ship bilges, and other routine occurrences rather than offshore oil production or tanker accidents.