OIL SPILLS IN CALIFORNIA AND EFFECTS OF CLEANUP AGENTS

The objective of this study was to provide technical data that could be used to evaluate the extent of oil spillage and use of oil spill cleanup agents in California; the relationship between the accumulation of petroleum residues in fish and the use of dispersant-type oil spill cleanup agents; and the time required for weathering and biological removal of oil residues on exposed surfaces at intertidal depths. Tainting of fish flesh by petroleum products was investigated by organoleptic and gas chromatography methods. Experiments on the weathering of oils and recolonization of plant and animal life on oil-coated surfaces were designed to determine feasible methods to evaluate the time required for oil-polluted shores to cleanse themselves by natural process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Water Resources Control Board

    P.O. Box 100, 1416 9th Street
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95814
  • Authors:
    • Kopperdahl, F
    • Hazel, C
    • Morgan, N
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 106 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 56

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM