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Virtual Issue #1: Oil Spill Research in the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Barron, M. Virtual Issue #1: Oil Spill Research in the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY. Springer, New York, NY, 99(2):153-153, (2017).
This editorial introduces a virtual issue of oil spill papers in the short paper journal Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. The work is important because it highlights oil spill research in a journal not known for this area of science, and brings recognition to EPA as an expert in oil spills.
The Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology has been a venue for publishing oil spill research for over forty years. Rehwoldt et al. (1974) published the first oil spill focused paper in the Bulletin, reporting on the aquatic toxicity of two spill mitigating agents. The articles selected for this virtual issue on oil spills encompass publications since the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, and include 24 papers published between 2012 and 2017. The articles are from nine countries and four continents showing both the diversity of authorship and geographic regions impacted by oil spills. The articles report on the biodegradation, toxicity, and contamination monitoring of a range of petroleum products, including gasoline, aviation fuel, kerosene, crudes, and heavy fuel oils.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY
GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION