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OSRR-338-Biodegradation of Chemically Dispersed Oil: an Ecosystem Approach

Project Number
338
Program
Category
Project Initiation Date
03/19/2002
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Richard Swannel
Contracting Agency
Minerals Management Service
Estimated Completion Date
03/19/2001
Description

Determine the fate and effects of chemically-dispersed oil in the context of an ecosystem approach. It will compare the effects caused by exposure of several trophic levels to naturally and chemically dispersed oil as a function of time. It will also provide a more complete assessment of the net environmental effects of using dispersants in different temperature environments to refine the dispersant use policy.

Latest progress update

Project was started in March 2000. Alaska North slope crude was be used in the lab. The US partners are the US Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Two tests were run. The final report is available.

Status
Completed
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