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Author Schaum, John, author.

Title Screening level assessment of risks due to dioxin emissions from burning oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Spill / John Schaum [and eight others].

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.?] : [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development], [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  EP 11.2:D 62/3    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (21 pages) : color maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 15, 2010).
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary "Between April 28 and July 19 of 2010, the US Coast Guard conducted in situ oil burns as one approach used for the management of oil spilled after the explosion and subsequent sinking of the BP Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this paper is to describe a screening level assessment of the exposures and risks posed by the dioxin emissions from these fires. Using upper estimates for the oil burn emission factor, modeled air and fish concentrations, and conservative exposure assumptions, the potential cancer risk was estimated for three scenarios: inhalation exposures to workers, inhalation exposure to residents on the mainland, and fish ingestion exposures to residents. U.S. EPA's AERMOD model was used to estimate air concentrations in the immediate vicinity of the oil burns and NOAA's HYSPLIT model was used to estimate more distant air concentrations and deposition rates. The lifetime incremental cancer risks were estimated at 6 x 10-8 for inhalation by workers, 6 x 10- for inhalation by onshore residents and 6 x 10-8 for fish consumption by residents. For all scenarios the risk estimates represent upper bounds and actual risks would be expected to be less."--Abstract.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-18).
Subject BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill (2010) (OCoLC)fst01755775
BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 -- Research.
Dioxins -- Mexico, Gulf of -- Measurement.
Dioxins -- Research -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Oil spills -- Mexico, Gulf of -- Management.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Oil spills -- Health aspects -- Mexico, Gulf of.
Dioxins -- Measurement. (OCoLC)fst00894123
Dioxins -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00894125
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01044784
Oil spills -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01044793
Oil spills -- Management. (OCoLC)fst01044796
Research. (OCoLC)fst01095153
Gulf of Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01239980
Chronological Term 2010
Genre/Form Online resources.
Added Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development, issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0431-Y (online)
Sudoc No. EP 11.2:D 62/3

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