EFFECTS ON THE DELAWARE RIVER ESTUARY OF THE CORINTHOS OIL SPILL AT MARCUS HOOK ON JANUARY 31, 1975

The data collected subsequent to the Corinthos oil spill on January 31, 1975 did not indicate any 96 hour fish toxicity in the waters adjacent to and influenced by the spill either immediately after the spill or 60 hours after the spill. There is some indication that the spill increased the hydrocarbon contents of the water immediately after and adjacent to the spill, but subsequent analysis did not reveal any picture of waters containing high hydrocarbon levels proceeding down the estuary. No effect was also observed when the phenol analyses are considered. A few relatively high values are susceptible to differing interpretations. Thus, whatever effects there were seem mainly to be concentrated in the vicinity of the spill and analytically disappear rapidly thereafter.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    Water Resources Research Institute
    New Brunswick, NJ  USA  08903

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Ahlert, R C
    • Clement, W
    • Haskin, H H
    • Hunter, J V
    • Scheier, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA/E-75/193
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-G42282
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM