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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Boone Creek Oil Spill.
Author Schultz, Donald A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. Surveillance and Analysis Div.
Year Published 1973
Stock Number PB80-159320
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Boone Creek ; Environmental surveys ; South Carolina ; Sediments ; Hydrocarbons ; Oil pollution ; Oil spills ; Salem(South Carolina) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-159320 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 53p
Abstract During the months of March through September 1972, a biological survey was conducted on the effects of a 7,000-gallon diesel fuel spill into Boone Creek, a small stream near Salem, South Carolina. Boone Creek empties into Lake Keowee, an impoundment on the Keowee River. Macroinvertebrate organisms, periphyton, and fish were collected, preserved, identified, and enumerated. Sediment samples were taken for hydrocarbon analysis. Oil was observed in the creek during the entire six-month study period. Locations downstream from the oil spill generally contained reduced numbers and types of organisms. An estimated 90% of the fish community was killed during the initial oil spill. Periphyton growths, dominated by diatoms, increased at locations downstream from the oil spill during May and June. Analysis of substrate sediment samples revealed hydrocarbons still present in Boone Creek and Lake Keowee 13 months after the spill occurred.
PUB Date Free Form Dec 73
Category Codes 6T; 6F; 57Y; 68D
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
Primary Description 904/00
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323776767
Origin NTIS
Type CAT