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Title: Shoreline Assessment and Oil Removal

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94266-1

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1995: 95266, 1994: 94266-B, 1994: 94266

Principal Investigator (PI): Gail Irvine, US Geological Survey

Assisting Personnel: Dan Mann, Jeff Short

Research Location: KEN/KAP

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Intertidal Organisms

Abstract: The EVOS directly affected the scientific and recreational values and wilderness characteristics of shorelines of Kenai Fjords and Katmai National Parks. The oil reaching these sites after the EVOS was in the form of mousse. This study offers an opportunity to look at the longer term degradation of oil in mousse form, which is more resistant to degradation. These degradation rates could differ substantially from the degradation rates of oil in Prince William Sound (PWS). To ensure comparability of data, the methods and locations established as study sites for the 1992 National Park Service study will be duplicated. Oil samples will be taken from established sites and analyzed for hydrocarbon contamination. Analysis results will then be compared with prior sampling results to assess chemical and physical degradation rates.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Fields of Expertise Contaminants/Toxicology
Technological Methods Spectrometry

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1995: 95266 Not Available 1995: Not Available
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1994: 94266-B Not Available 1994: Not Available
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1994: 94266 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
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