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Cleanup efficiency and biological effects of a fuel oil spill in cold weather

Eric Schrier

Cleanup efficiency and biological effects of a fuel oil spill in cold weather

the 1977 Bouchard no. 65 oil spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

by Eric Schrier

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Published by Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, Springfield, Va .
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  • Oil spills

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    Statementby Eric Schrier
    SeriesInteragency energy-environment research and development program report ; EPA-600/7-78-133, Research reporting series -- EPA-600/7-78-133
    ContributionsIndustrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 188 p. :
    Number of Pages188
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13602170M

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Cleanup efficiency and biological effects of a fuel oil spill in cold weather by Eric Schrier Download PDF EPUB FB2

EPA/ July CLEANUP EFFICIENCY AND BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF A FUEL OIL SPILL IN COLD WEATHER The Bouchard No. 65 Oil Spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts by Eric Schrier URS Company San Mateo, California EPA Contract No.

Project Officer Leo T. McCarthy, Jr. Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch Industrial Environmental Research. Get this from a library. Cleanup efficiency and biological effects of a fuel oil spill in cold weather: the Bouchard no.

65 oil spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. [Eric Schrier; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio)].

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Oil spills can disrupt migratory patterns by contaminating areas where migrating birds normally : Larry West. Cleanup efficiency and biological effects of a fuel oil spill in cold weather: the Bouchard no. 65 oil spill in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts [] Schrier, E. Cincinnati, Ohio: Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Springfield, Va.: for sale by.

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