Accession Number : ADA214349

Title :   Environmental Impacts of Oil and Hazardous Material Spills with Emphasis on Winter Conditions in the Upper Great Lakes Region.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INC COLUMBIA SC

Personal Author(s) : Baca, Bart J. ; Lankford, Thomas E. ; Gundlach, Erich R.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to summarize available literature on the effects of oil and related hazardous materials on freshwater organisms, concentrating on winter (ice) conditions. A comprehensive review of various other hazardous materials was not the purpose of this report since toxicological information on a myriad of substances is available from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and from the manufacturers. Keywords: Vegetation; Invertebrates; Fish; Birds; Mammals; Endangered species; Food webs and indirect effects; Laboratory and field experiments; Cold climate and ice studies; Tables data. (kt)

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *OIL SPILLS, *AQUATIC ORGANISMS, *WATER POLLUTION, BIRDS, CLIMATE, COLD REGIONS, ENDANGERED SPECIES, FIELD TESTS, FRESH WATER, GREAT LAKES, ICE, INVERTEBRATES, MAMMALS, REGIONS, TABLES(DATA), VEGETATION, WINTER.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE