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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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Proposal: View PDF (85 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2005

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2005

Annual Report: 2005: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available