A site 30 miles east of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, was chosen for construction of a sea-island supertanker bunker. Six controlled spills (270 U.S. gals. each) of crude and two spills of naphtha were made at the sea-island site during the windiest month (February). Slick spreading rates are presented. Cumene and all lower-boiling aromatics disappeared within the first 90 minutes after a crude-oil spill; a majority of toxic fractions disappeared within 3 to 8 hours. Slick-drift roses for extreme-wind- persistence and strongest-coastal-current conditions indicate the environmental suitability of the site for capture and cleanup of small spills. Data are graphically presented.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 2551-67

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  • Accession Number: 00129762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM