Title: Identify and Evaluate Oil Remediation Technologies Applicable to Lingering Oil in PWS, Alaska
Project Year and Number: 2005: 050778
Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None
Principal Investigator (PI): Jacqui Michel, Research Planning, Inc.
Assisting Personnel: None
Research Location: Prince William Sound
Restoration Category: Research
Injured Resources Addressed: Sediments
Abstract: Based on studies conducted in 2001, there are 7.8 hectares containing an estimated 56,000 kilograms of subsurface oil in Prince William Sound. This lingering subsurface oil is the source of bioavailable material that continues to threaten sensitive resources. This study will answer the following question: “Is there a clean up strategy that can feasibly be implemented for subsurface oil in Prince William Sound that would be better than natural recovery?” The study objective is to determine if there are feasible, effective, and environmentally sound cleanup methods that can speed the removal of subsurface oil over that of natural recovery. A systematic evaluation of feasible cleanup methods will be conducted, using criteria based on effectiveness, implementability, operational considerations, and costs. The methods that are of highest feasibility will be further evaluated so as to assess the likely environmental impacts and benefits of remediation, including natural recovery, and the associated costs.
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Funding Detail For: 2005
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2005
Annual Report: 2005: Not Applicable
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Publications from this Project: None Available