Accession Number : AD0741697

Title :   The West Falmouth Oil Spill. Data Available in 1971. II. Chemistry.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Blumer,M. ; Sass,J.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : A spill of 650,000 to 700,000 liter of No. 2 fuel oil on September 16, 1969 has contaminated the coastal areas of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. The chemical study is aimed at a documentation of the effects, the persistence and the eventual disappearance of the pollutant hydrocarbons in this area. The present report summarizes the chemical data which were available in November 1971. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, *OILS), (*BAYS, MASSACHUSETTS), GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, HYDROCARBONS, AGING(MATERIALS), MARINE BIOLOGY, DECOMPOSITION

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE