Accession Number : AD0778329

Title :   Oil Contaminated Beach Cleanup.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Jul 72-Feb 73,


Personal Author(s) : Der,J. J. ; Ghormley,E.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A review of representative oil spill incidents supplemented by personal and telephone interviews with persons involved in beach cleanup operations as on-scene coordinators or as cleanup operators has been made to evaluate cleanup methods suitable for future operations. The selection of procedure and equipment for beach cleanup was found to depend on the amount of oil, the characteristics of the oil as it hits the beach, and the type of beach contaminated. The most effective beach cleanup procedures and equipment have been identified and tabulated in terms of selected beach classifications. Recommendations for future work to remove deficiencies of existing techniques are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Beaches, *Cleaning, *Water pollution, Reviews, Oils, Biodeterioration, Earth handling equipment, Detergents, Dispersing, Penetration

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE