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Title: Monitoring Environmental Recovery at Terminated Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana Waters

Abstract

This report presents the results of a study of terminated produced water discharge sites in the coastal waters of Louisiana. Environmental recovery at the sites is documented by comparing pre-termination and post-termination (six months and one year) data. Produced water, sediments, and sediment interstitial water samples were analyzed for radionuclides, metals, and hydrocarbons. Benthic infauna were identified from samples collected in the vicinity of the discharge and reference sites. Radium isotope activities were determined in fish and crustacean samples. In addition, an environmental risk assessment is made on the basis of the concentrations of metals and hydrocarbons determined in the samples.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
9729
Report Number(s):
DOE/MT/92001-22
TRN: US0103186
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-92MT92001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; COASTAL WATERS; CRUSTACEANS; HYDROCARBONS; INTERSTITIAL WATER; LOUISIANA; MONITORING; FISHES; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIUM ISOTOPES; RISK ASSESSMENT; SEDIMENTS; WATER; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

Citation Formats

Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. Monitoring Environmental Recovery at Terminated Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana Waters. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/9729.
Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. Monitoring Environmental Recovery at Terminated Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana Waters. United States. doi:10.2172/9729.
Continental Shelf Associates, Inc. Mon . "Monitoring Environmental Recovery at Terminated Produced Water Discharge Sites in Coastal Louisiana Waters". United States. doi:10.2172/9729. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/9729.
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abstractNote = {This report presents the results of a study of terminated produced water discharge sites in the coastal waters of Louisiana. Environmental recovery at the sites is documented by comparing pre-termination and post-termination (six months and one year) data. Produced water, sediments, and sediment interstitial water samples were analyzed for radionuclides, metals, and hydrocarbons. Benthic infauna were identified from samples collected in the vicinity of the discharge and reference sites. Radium isotope activities were determined in fish and crustacean samples. In addition, an environmental risk assessment is made on the basis of the concentrations of metals and hydrocarbons determined in the samples.},
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