Hot water sterilises Alaska's oiled beaches

Joyce, Christopher
April 1991
New Scientist;4/20/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1765, p14
Reports on findings of a series of United States studies of the Prince William Sound in Alaska. Effect of cleaning the oil-soaked beaches of Prince William Sound with pressurized hot water; Impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill; Impact of using high-pressure sprays of water to clean beaches on marine life; Woodward-Clyde environmental consultants of Canada's study of benefits of bioremediation.


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