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Title: Monitoring of Olympic National Park Beaches to determine fate and effects of spilled bunker C fuel oil

Abstract

On December 23, 1988, the barge Nestucca was accidentally struck by its tow, a Souse Brothers Towing Company tug, releasing approximately 230,000 gallons of Bunker C fuel oil and fouling beaches from Grays Harbor north to Vancouver Island. Affected beaches in Washington included a 40-mile-long strip that has been recently added to Olympic National Park. The purpose of the monitoring program documented in this report was to determine the fate of spilled Bunker C fuel oil on selected Washington coastal beaches. We sought to determine (1) how much oil remained in intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats following clean-up and weathering, (2) to what extent intertidal and/or shallow subtidal biotic assemblages have been contaminated, and (3) how rapidly the oil has left the ecosystem. 45 refs., 18 figs., 8 tabs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle/Marine Sciences Lab., Sequim, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOI
OSTI Identifier:
6417513
Report Number(s):
OCS/MMS-90-0061
ON: DE91004522
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; HYDROCARBONS; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; OIL SPILLS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; BIOASSAY; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; COMPILED DATA; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; FUEL OILS; INVERTEBRATES; LAND POLLUTION; MOLLUSCS; MONITORING; POLLUTION CONTROL; PROGRESS REPORT; SEDIMENTS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; WASHINGTON; WATER POLLUTION; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; CONTROL; DATA; DOCUMENT TYPES; ECOSYSTEMS; FEDERAL REGION X; FUELS; INFORMATION; LIQUID FUELS; NORTH AMERICA; NUMERICAL DATA; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POLLUTION; USA; 540220* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 540320 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 560300 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

Strand, J A, Cullinan, V I, Crecelius, E A, Fortman, T J, Citterman, R J, and Fleischmann, M L. Monitoring of Olympic National Park Beaches to determine fate and effects of spilled bunker C fuel oil. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.2172/6417513.
Strand, J A, Cullinan, V I, Crecelius, E A, Fortman, T J, Citterman, R J, & Fleischmann, M L. Monitoring of Olympic National Park Beaches to determine fate and effects of spilled bunker C fuel oil. United States. doi:10.2172/6417513.
Strand, J A, Cullinan, V I, Crecelius, E A, Fortman, T J, Citterman, R J, and Fleischmann, M L. Mon . "Monitoring of Olympic National Park Beaches to determine fate and effects of spilled bunker C fuel oil". United States. doi:10.2172/6417513. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6417513.
@article{osti_6417513,
title = {Monitoring of Olympic National Park Beaches to determine fate and effects of spilled bunker C fuel oil},
author = {Strand, J A and Cullinan, V I and Crecelius, E A and Fortman, T J and Citterman, R J and Fleischmann, M L},
abstractNote = {On December 23, 1988, the barge Nestucca was accidentally struck by its tow, a Souse Brothers Towing Company tug, releasing approximately 230,000 gallons of Bunker C fuel oil and fouling beaches from Grays Harbor north to Vancouver Island. Affected beaches in Washington included a 40-mile-long strip that has been recently added to Olympic National Park. The purpose of the monitoring program documented in this report was to determine the fate of spilled Bunker C fuel oil on selected Washington coastal beaches. We sought to determine (1) how much oil remained in intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats following clean-up and weathering, (2) to what extent intertidal and/or shallow subtidal biotic assemblages have been contaminated, and (3) how rapidly the oil has left the ecosystem. 45 refs., 18 figs., 8 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6417513},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {10}
}